Taslima Nasreen


CONTROVERSIAL Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has had a troubled time finding residence in India for a while now. The Central (Indian) government has cancelled her resident permit and issued her a temporary tourist visa instead.

According to media reports Taslima Nasreen who has been living in exile for several years after clerics in her country issued a fatwa against her, was currently resides in New Delhi. She had applied for an extension of her resident visa early in June, but had not received a response from the government even in July.

On Thursday she tweeted “I applied for the extension of my Indian resident permit a month ago. No answer from govt. Never happened before.”

Islamic fundamentalist groups who declared her works were meant to insult their religion had threatens Taslima Nasreen. She left Bangladesh in 1994. Since then she had been living in exile and has lived in US, Europe and India in the last two decades.

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