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.
Was threatened by Islamists who killed atheist bloggers in B'desh.Worried.Wanted to meet GOI.No appointment.Left.Will be back when feel safe— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) June 3, 2015
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.
I often go to USA.To give lectures& to see my family.I havn't left India permanently.Indian govt always provides security.Pet cat is waiting— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) June 3, 2015
The 52-year-old writer has been living in exile since 1994 in the wake of death threats by Muslim fundamentalist outfits.
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.
She stayed in an undisclosed location in New Delhi for about seven months till she left for Sweden, which granted her citizenship.
She, however, returned to Delhi and has been continuously getting Indian visa.