BJP condemns taking Taslima to an undisclosed place by IB

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) The BJP today condemned the manner in which controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen was shifted to an undisclosed location by the Intelligence Bureau and said the Centre should have shown the courtesy of telling the Rajasthan Government about her whereabouts.

BJP Parliamentary Party spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra said it was pathetic that the poor lady was moved from West Bengal due to pressure from the Muslim fundamentalists.

She was not even allowed to collect her personal belongings and moved from her Kolkata residence and taken to Jaipur on Thursday.

She was staying in Rajasthan House in Delhi for the last two days.

''We don't know where she is and she was taken out by IB men little after midnight,'' he told reporters but did not question the authority of IB in shifting her, pointing out that it had all the powers to deal with her in Delhi.

The silence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Congress President Sonia Gandhi did not augur well for their secular credentials, Mr Malhotra said.

Ms Nasreen, the author of 'Lajja', had to flee her home country in 1994 to live the life of a fugitive and had to take Swedish nationality. She had been living in Kolkata since 2004.

UNI

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