„Every ban and censorship hurt. But banishment hurts the most. Banishment took away the ground from beneath my feet. What I need now most is a firm footing to stand up somewhere to fight for the freedom of expression. I was banished from both East and West Bengal.“

—  Taslima Nasrin, Taslima Nasrin, Inteview with Firstpost, http://www.firstpost.com/living/taslima-nasrin-on-being-a-writer-in-exile-bans-and-censorship-hurt-but-banishment-hurt-the-most-3136796.html (2016)
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