TASLIMA’S VISA EXTENDED ONCE AGAIN

Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen is set to stay on in India with the Centre deciding to extend her visa again.

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Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen is set to stay on in India with the Centre deciding to extend her visa again. But the government has made it clear that she would have to be “sensitive” to Indian traditions and avoid “actions” that could hurt the sentiments of many communities that make up “our multi-religious and multi-ethnic nation”. Her last visa expired on February 17. The Ministry of External Affairs, which announced its decision, however described Taslima as a “guest”.
The author was whisked away from her flat at Rawdon Street in Kolkata on November 22 last after riots broke out in the city with Muslim bodies demanding her expulsion from the country. She was first taken to Jaipur and later brought to Delhi where she is now staying in an undisclosed place under the protection of Central government.