Jyoti Basu says Taslima is welcome in Kolkata

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Kolkata, Dec 25, 2007 : Indian Communists in eastern Kolkata acceded to the request of the federal government on December 25th to permit controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen to stay in India's eastern West Bengal state, if she is given adequate security cover.

Nasreen, whose presence in India sparked riots had said on December 20th that New Delhi was forcing her to live under virtual house arrest and appealed for more freedom.

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