Alleges her of defaming Islam

Kolkata: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Tuesday demanded that controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen be declared ``persona non grata'' and be deported for allegedly defaming Islam.

IUML claimed it had lodged a First Information Report with the Kolkata police commissioner against Taslima for having ``defamed'' Islam, among other charges.

Police Commissioner Prasun Mukherjee, however, denied having received any complaint or FIR from the IUML. ``This is certainly a cognisable offence under provisions of law,'' IUML's West Bengal state Working President Shahanshah Jehangir said in a statement here.