Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Taslima gets 'last' Indian visa

Bangladesh writer Taslima Nasreen, forced to flee her homeland by Muslim extremists, said Wednesday that India had told her it will no longer renew her residence visa after the current one expires.

Nasreen, who has been unable to live full-time in India because of opposition from Muslim hardliners in the country, said the Indian government had renewed her temporary six-month residence permit.But 47-year-old author, who has spent the past two years mainly in the United States, said the government told her it was "the last time" the permit would be extended.

"I don't know where I will go if India does not give me shelter," Nasreen told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location in the Indian capital where she was under federal protection.There was no immediate comment from the Indian home ministry.

Full report here  AFP

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