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Taslima Nasrieen is allowed to stay in India

TaslimaControversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen is allowed to stay in India as the government of India has decided to grant her a residential visa. Earlier Taslima expressed her anger when she was refused for a one year visa, instead of that the Indian authority issued a permission for two month stay. Taslima met Indian home minister and it is reported that she was assured that the government of India will issue a residential visa for her.

Taslima Nasreen is very controversial figure in Bangladesh, her novel Lajja sparked protest from various Islamic groups because they thought her novel hurt Muslim sentiment and a case was filed against her. In 1994 he went into self exile after getting bail from the court, some years later she again came back to Bangladesh and again she fled after getting bail from court.

She was staying in the provincial capital of West Bengal since 2004 but in the year 2007 she moved to Indian capital Delhi after violent protest in Kolkata. Not only religious groups but also some prominent writers filed case against Taslima when she mentioned some names in her autobiography and complained they abused her. Later Taslima decided to edit her autobiography.

But many Indian writers and journalists consider Taslima as a victim who tries to write the truth and writes against gender discrimination.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on https://fromreadingtable.com
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