Bangaldeshi author Taslima Nasreen returns to India

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New Delhi, Aug.8 : Taslima Nasreen, the controversial Bangladeshi writer, who had to leave India in March this year, arrived in the national capital on Friday and was immediately whisked off to an undisclosed location.

Official sources said that her visa for India is valid till August 12, but did not disclose her future plans would be.

Nasreen was dramatically bundled out from West Bengal in November last year and eventually left the country for Paris before shifting to Sweden in April.

The 45-year-old Bangladeshi writer has been a target of Islamic fundamentalists in India and in other parts of the world for her controversial writings, including books 'Lajja' and 'Dvikhandita'.

In May this year she said she would like to stay in Tripura when she returns to India if not allowed to stay in Kolkata.

Talking to 'Ajker Fariad', a leading Bengali daily here over telephone from Sweden, Nasreen said she felt like being "buried alive" in Sweden. She said that as she writes in Bengali, she should be allowed to stay in a Bengali-inhabited place.

"I will request the West Bengal Government to allow me to stay in my Park Street home. If this fails, I will approach the Tripura Government," she had said then.

The controversial author has in the recent past also received full support from the writers community in India.

They have said that she should be granted freedom of speech and security.

ANI

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