Taslima shifted to Rajasthan from West Bengal after violence

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Kolkata, Nov 22 (UNI) Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen today moved to Jaipur in Rajasthan following yesterday's mob violence in Kolkata over the demand for her deportation from India.

Informed sources said Ms Nasreen reached Jaipur this afternoon and drove to an unknown destination.

When contacted Kolkata Police Commissioner Goutam Mohan Chakravarty admitted that Ms Nasreen was not in the city and had gone somewhere.

He, however, denied that the Kolkata Police helped her shift from the city.

''It's not our job to shift anybody. I can tell you that she is not in the city, but I can't say where she has gone,'' he clarified.

The All India Minority Forum (AIMF) in league with Jamait-e-Ulema-e-Hind and some religious leaders had been demanding deportation of Ms Nasreen allegedly for defaming the Prophet of Islam in her novel 'Dwikhandito'(divided).

The book, however, had already been banned by the State government a few years ago.

The self-exiled Bangladeshi writer had been living in the city since 2004 with her appeal for granting Indian citizenship pending with the Union Home Ministry.

The period of her visa is scheduled to lapse after February, 2008.

UNI

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