Centre in touch with WB govt over Taslima's shifting from Kolkata

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New Delhi, Nov 22 (UNI) The Centre today said it is in touch with the West Bengal government regarding reports about controversial Bangladesh author Taslima Nasreen leaving Kokata for Jaipurfollowing threats given to her from different quarters in the state.

''We are finding facts from the West Bengal government regarding the matter,'' a home ministry spokesman said here tonight.

Widespread violence rocked several parts of Kolkata yesterday during an All India Minority Forum (AIMF)-sponsored agitation over the Nandigram incidents and demand for deportation of Dr Nasreen from India.

The All India Minority Forum (AIMF) in league with Jamait-e-Ulema-e-Hind and some other religious groups had been demanding deportation of the self-exiled Bangladeshi writer, who was living in the city since 2004, allegedly for defaming the Prophet of Islam in her novel 'Dwikhandito'(divided).

Her appeal for grant of an Indian citizenship is also pending with the Union Home Ministry.


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