Kolkata, Mar 17: Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Monday told Indian officials that she is planning to leave India.
"I could not endure it anymore," Nasreen said from her undisclosed location where she has been given shelter by the Indian Government following violent protests against her in Kolkata last year. "I am leaving because there is no other option left for me," she said after a meeting with External Affairs Ministry officials. When asked where she is planning to go, Nasreen said: "There are many countries ready to welcome me." The writer has been on the run since November when she was forced to leave Kolkata after radical Muslims called for her ouster from India for publishing a sixth controversial book titled 'Dwikhandito' (Split In Two), which is an autobiography. The 45-year-old writer was first shifted to Jaipur on November 22, and then to New Delhi under tight security to an undisclosed location.
The other books written by Taslima include (1) Lajja (2) French Lover (3) Wild Wind (4) Homecoming and (5) Shodh.