Striking the offending passage was not enough.
Syed Ahmed Bukhari has not hesitated in the past to issue statements that appear to be calling upon Muslims to commit acts of violence.
From AFP (thanks to Twostellas):
NEW DELHI – CONTROVERSIAL Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who is in hiding in India after protests by Muslims, must apologise for her ‘anti-Islamic’ writings, a prominent Indian Muslim cleric said on Monday.
The 45-year-old writer, who fled Bangladesh in 1994, is currently living in an undisclosed location near New Delhi after being forced to leave the eastern Indian city of Kolkata last month following violent protests.
Indian Muslims will ‘not tolerate the infamous authoress Taslima Nasreen on the Indian soil’ unless she apologised, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, chief cleric of New Delhi’s 17th-century Jama Masjid mosque, said in a statement.
‘India is a democratic nation and the constitution here neither does permit any citizen nor allow any foreign national to be irreverent to the tenets of any religion,’ the cleric said.
‘The entire responsibility of the consequences shall rest upon the government of India,’ Mr Bukhari warned.