The Asian Age
Taslima gets 1- yr visa, till Aug. ’ 15
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)’.”