Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s residence permit has been extended for one year by the Union Home Ministry. Citizen of Sweden, Taslima has been getting a residence permit on a continuous basis since 2004.
The ‘Lajja’ fame controversial and outspoken Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen’s residence permit in India has been extended by one year. Home Ministry officials said on Sunday that her residence permit has been further extended till July 2020.
Taslima, a citizen of Sweden, has been getting a residence permit on a continuous basis since 2004. She had to leave Bangladesh in 1994 in the wake of a death threat by Muslim fundamentalists for alleged Anti-Islamic views in her book ‘Lajja’. Since then she has been living in exile in India and that too in hiding.
Taslima is known for her candid and bold expressions. She has written against the so-called ‘dogmatic rituals’ prevalent in the Muslim community in her book Lajja.
More recently, Taslima was in news for her Tweet that said masturbation was better “than rape and murder”. She said, ” masturbation should not be seen as a big crime in the era of rape culture. Men should rather masturbate than rape and murder. This is a victimless crime”. She was referring to an incident that took place in a DTC bus in Delhi.