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I have no intention of leaving India: Taslima Nasreen

August 10, 2007 01:22 IST

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Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen tonight said she was "shocked" by the attack on her in Hyderabad by a Muslim group, but had no intention of leaving India, which she described as her "second home" and "a good place to live in."

"India is a good place to live in and it is my second home. I don't want to go back to my country and I want to live here," Nasreen told NDTV.

The writer said she was "shocked, but not surprised" at the attack as Muslim fundamentalists in the country had earlier issued a fatwa against her.

Nasreen said those who attacked her were a minority. "Majority of the people here believe in democracy and freedom of expression and I get their support, sympathy and solidarity."

She said the support she received from the people of India made her "all the more committed to the cause which she stands for."

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