Bangladeshi author Taslima shifted to Delhi

Updated on Nov 23, 2007 07:29 PM IST

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen moves from the Pink City to Delhi amid security concerns.

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PTI | By, Jaipur

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen was on Friday shifted out for the second time, this time from the Pink City, and was on her way to Delhi amidst security concerns.

She was accompanied by a person identified as Faisal and some Rajasthan police personnel.

Her departure to Delhi at 6: 30 am came amid threats by a Muslim organisation, the All India Milli Council, to hold demonstrations in the city if the writer was kept in the state for long.

Opposing her stay in the city, Milli state vice president Engineer Mohd Saleem said freedom does not mean that you can abuse any religion.

Last night, the Bangladeshi writer had put up at the Shikha hotel here where 30 police personnel were guarding her, according to hotel sources.

Rajasthan Inspector General (Security) Meghchand Meena said Taslima was provided 'Y' grade security by the Rajasthan authorities on the requests of their West Bengal counterparts.

Nasreen was brought to Jaipur after protests by a Muslim outfit in Kolkata demanding her deportation turned violent. MORE

The Forum, which wanted Taslima's visa to be cancelled, was also voicing its protest against the Nandigram situation.

Taslima's visa has been extended to February 17. She has angered conservative Muslims by her writing and fled her homeland in 1994 after radical Muslims demanded her execution.

She was attacked up by activists of Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen(MIM) at a book release function on August 9 in Hyderabad.

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