New Delhi: Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Saturday said that the Indian government has decided to grant her residential visa.
She had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, earlier in the day requesting him to allow her to continue to stay in the country.
Earlier, she was refused a one-year visa by the government and instead given permission to stay in India for two months.
The 51-year-old writer had applied for a resident permit and the Home Ministry granted her the same type of visa but only for two months beginning August 1.
“I met Honourable Home Minister Rajnath Singhji this afternoon. Gave him my book ‘Wo Andhere Din’. He said,’Aapka Andhere Din Khatam Ho Jayega’ (Your dark days will end),” Taslima tweeted after her meeting. Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen
The controversial writer from Bangladesh has been living in self-exile since 1994 in the wake of death threats by Muslim fundamentalist outfits.
I met Honorable Home Minister Rajnath Singhji this afternoon.Gave him my book ‘Wo Andhere Din’.He said,’Aapka Andhere Din Khatam Ho Jayega’
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) August 2, 2014
Taslima is now a citizen of Sweden. She has been continuously getting Indian visa since 2004.
She has lived in the US, Europe and India in the last two decades. However, on many occasions she had expressed her wish to live in India permanently, especially in Kolkata.
The writer had to leave Kolkata in 2007 following violent street protests by a section of Muslims against her works.