The Asian Age

Taslima gets 1- yr visa, till Aug. ’ 15

- AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

New Delhi: Writer Taslima Nas­reen, liv­ing in ex­ile since 1994, has been given a one- year visa by the Cen­tre and al­lowed to stay in In­dia till Au­gust 2015. The 51year- old writer was last month given a twom­onth tem­po­rary visa.

The gov­ern­ment on Mon­day ex­tended con­tro­ver­sial au­thor Taslima Nas­reen’s visa for one year al­low­ing her to stay in In­dia till Au­gust 2015.

The re­lief to 51- yearold writer has come a month after her meet­ing with home min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh seek­ing per­mis­sion to be al­lowed to stay in the coun­try for a longer pe­riod of time. Her meet­ing with Mr Singh came after the home min­istry granted her only a twom­onth tem­po­rary visa, say­ing that some ver­i­fi­ca­tion process needs to be car­ried out on her ap­pli­ca­tion. The writer cur­rently had been given per­mis­sion to stay in In­dia for two months be­gin­ning from Au­gust 1.

How­ever, after her meet­ing with the min­is­ter, she had tweeted, “Gave him my book Wo And­here Din ( Those Dark Days). He said, ‘ Aapka And­here Din Khatam Ho Jayega ( Your dark days will end)’.”

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