Controversial Bangladeshi Writer Taslima Nasreen Says She Will Return To India For Her Pet Cat

03/06/2015 2:33 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
TO GO WITH AFP STORY : 'Bangladesh writer Nasreen plans return to India' - Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen poses with her book 'From my jail (De ma prison)' on May 19, 2008 in Paris. Nasreen said on May 19, 2008 she plans to return to her adoptive home India by August, just months after she was hounded out of the country by Islamic radical death threats. Nasreen fled to Sweden in March 2008 after five months in an Indian government safe house, where she said the stress from her isolated, prison-like conditions sent her blood pressure soaring and affected her heart and eyesight. AFP PHOTO STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

KOLKATA: Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who has relocated to the US after death threats by radicals from her country, on Wednesday said she has not left India permanently and will return when she feels safe.

New York-based advocacy group Center for Inquiry had on Tuesday said they had helped her relocate from India following threats by radicals responsible for killing three secular bloggers in Bangladesh since February.

The 52-year-old writer has been living in exile since 1994 in the wake of death threats by Muslim fundamentalist outfits.

Read: Taslima Nasreen Relocated To US Amid Death Threats From Islamic Extremists

After a long stay in Europe she took refuge in India in 2004. She stayed in Kolkata, which she called her home till 2007 when she was bundled out following violent protests by Muslims against her work.

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She stayed in an undisclosed location in New Delhi for about seven months till she left for Sweden, which granted her citizenship.

Read: Ananta Bijoy Das Hacked To Death In Bangladesh By Masked Men

She, however, returned to Delhi and has been continuously getting Indian visa.

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