Speaking to PTI today, she said, "The incident that occurred in Karnataka on Monday shocked me. I learned that it was provoked by an article written by me that appeared in a Karnataka newspaper. But I've never written any article for any Karnataka newspaper in my life.
Nasreen also said that she had never mentioned that Prophet Muhammad was against burkha in any of her writings. So she claimed that it was a distorted story and a deliberate attempt to malign her and to misuse her writings to create disturbance in the society. However, she wished peace would prevail.
Popular writer Taslima Nasreen, who is exiled from Bangladeshi, has slammed the reports that she had written the article, which created violence in Shimoga and Hassan towns, for any Kannada newspaper. She said that she was shocked to know that it was provoked by an article written by her.