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I am not allowed to move out of the house: Taslima

January 05, 2008 00:22 IST

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Exiled Bangladesh writer Taslima Nasreen [Images] has complained that she is not being allowed to move out of her house in Delhi and there were curbs on those who wanted to meet her.

In an e-mailed communication to those who stood by her and backed calls for her return to Kolkata, she said that her visitors had to take permission from 'higher-ups' in the government and their time and the duration of meeting her is fixed by them.

Nasreen, bundled out of Kolkata in November following widespread violent protests by a Muslim group for her alleged anti-Islamic writings, said that those who had indulged in arson and violence had not read her book Dwikhondito.

She insisted that the violence was not due to certain controversial portions of the book as no writer in the world could ever be the cause of violence.

Nasreen pointed out that her book had been published three years ago but there had been no violence all this time, even after the West Bengal government withdrew its ban.

The controversial author said that since she had withdrawn the allegedly offending portions of Dwikhondito and there had been no protests after her action, there was no reason why she should not be allowed to return to Kolkata.

Nasreen said that if important people could freely move around with security, without causing law and order problems, she saw no reason why she cannot do the same.

When contacted, she told PTI that she had sent the communication to a meeting of intellectuals, who had come out in her support, held in Kolkata two days ago.

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