Bangaldeshi author Taslima Nasreen in India for her visa extension

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New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): Taslima Nasreen, the controversial Bangladeshi writer, arrived in the national capital on Thursday for her visa extension, which is ending on August 17.

According to official sources, she arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from a European country and was immediately whisked off to an undisclosed location by security agencies.

According to sources, the papers for extending visa had been moved and the nod for the extension was likely to be given by the government soon.

The 46-year-old Bangladeshi writer has been requesting for permanent residentship in the country, but the government has not taken any decision on the issue.

On March 18, 2008, she had left India for Sweden after she was kept in an undisclosed location in New Delhi, effectively under house arrest, for more than seven months. n February, she returned to India but was asked to leave immediately after visa was granted to her till August 17.

She 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".

She works to build support for secular humanism, freedom of thought, equality for women, and human rights by publishing, lecturing, and campaigning.

The controversial author in the recent past had 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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