Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has relocated to the US after receiving death threats from radicals in her country. On Wednesday she said that she has not left India permanently and will return when she feels safe, reports The Indian Express.
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
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
New York-based advocacy group Center for Inquiry had on Tuesday said that 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. 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, however, returned to Delhi and has been continuously getting an Indian visa.