Bangladeshi controversial writer Taslima Nasrin has been awarded ‘The feminist press award’ at USA.
Three more feminist writer has been given this award along with Taslima for their writing on feminism and women rights. Three others are US senator Kirsten Gellibrand, human rights lawyer Bonda Koplon and the Chief of news based website Hakington Post Ariana Hakington.
A non profit organization of City University has been giving this award for last 39 years for the out standing contribution of women writer and women rights personalities. The name of this organization is ‘feminist press’. This award has been given at the night of 22nd October 24, 2009 at the auditorium of New York City University. The attendance of the award ceremony was divided into two categories. One group of people had to pay 1.7 million taka who enjoyed dinner and photo session with these writers. Another group had to pay 0.7 million taka who enjoyed only photo session with them. This large amount of money is being invested for publishing different books. So far the organization has published almost 300 books which are globally famous.
Taslima Nasrin can not come back her motherland for more than 15 years. Therefore, she is always depressed. But she was seen very joyful at that event. Us senator Gellibrand talked with her personally for a while. Now taslima Nasrin is working for a research project of New York University. Recently she wrote a letter to Bangladeshi Prime minister wanting the permission of coming back home.
Bangladeshi foreign minister Dr. Dipu Moni talked about the come back of Taslima in a press conference. She said, “There is no obstacle for Taslima to go home. But the home ministry is worried about her security.”