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Taslima returns to India

August 08, 2008 15:59 IST
Last Updated: August 08, 2008 16:06 IST

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin, who was dramatically bundled out from West Bengal in November last year, returned on Friday after spending more than four months in Sweden.

The 45-year-old Bangladeshi writer, who has been a target of Islamic fundamentalists, arrived at the Indira Gandhi [Images] International airport in the morning and was immediately whisked away by security agencies to an undisclosed destination, official sources said. The future plans of the doctor-turned writer, who shot to fame with her controversial book "Lajja", were not immediately known.

Her visa is valid till August 12. She has been requesting for permanent residentship in the country, but the government has not taken any decision on the issue.

Taslima had left India on March 18 for Sweden after she was kept in a safe house in the national capital for more than four months. Taslima, who had not been allowed to see any visitors during the period, had described her confinement as living in "a chamber of death".

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