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Taslima may leave India

August 24, 2008 17:01 IST

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Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen [Images], who returned to India from Sweden early this month, is likely to leave the country again for some destination in Europe as her movement is being restricted due to security concerns.

The 45-year-old Bangladeshi writer, who has been a target of Islamic fundamentalists, returned to India recently from Sweden and was whisked away by security agencies to an undisclosed destination in Delhi [Images].

Sources close to the writer said she had virtually wound up her residence in Kolkata with the help of her relatives and friends.

She refrained from going to Kolkata fearing attacks by various fundamentalist groups and Communist Party of India-Marxist workers.

The sources said that Taslima, the doctor-turned writer, who shot to fame with her controversial book Lajja, is now seriously contemplating leaving the Indian shores to some European country.

Though she has been assured of all possible security, the writer herself is not keen at moving out of the house due to security reasons, they said.

The Union government on last Sunday extended the visa of Taslima, who was bundled out from West Bengal in November 2007, by six months.

The request of the controversial writer for a permanent residency in the country was being examined and no decision had been arrived at as yet, the sources said.

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