Taslima arrives; whisked away to unknown place

Taslima arrives; whisked away to unknown place


Taslima , who will turn 47 on August 25, has come in connection with extension of her Indian visa which expires on August 17, official sources said.

The writer, who has been a target of Islamic fundamentalists, arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from an European country and was immediately whisked away by security agencies to an undisclosed destination.

The future plans of the doctor-turned-writer, who shot to fame with her controversial book Lajja, were not immediately known. She has been requesting for permanent residentship in the country but the government is yet to take any decision on the issue.
Taslima had left India on March 18 last year for Sweden after she was kept in a safe house in the national capital for more than four months.

Taslima, who had not been allowed to see any visitors during the period, had described her confinement as living in “a chamber of death”.

She came back in February this year but was asked to leave India because of the impending general elections in the country and visa was granted to her till August 17.
Earlier, she was dramatically bundled out from West Bengal in November 2007.

The papers for extending the visa of Taslima had been moved and the nod for the extension was likely to be given by the government soon, sources said. The sources said they were awaiting government’s order over the future course of action.

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