The government of India will not renew the visa of Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen who is currently living in India after escaping from her homeland. After her current visa expires, she will have to leave India as well.
Taslima Nasreen fled the country in 1994 after her book “Lajja” (Shame) reached new heights of controversy in Bangladesh causing Muslim extremists to seek her death. She lived in Europe and the United States before receiving a residential permit from India in 2004. She was unable to live in India permanently because of opposite from Muslim hardliners. She has been living in the United States for the last two years. The Indian government has renewed her six-month resident permit but the writer said they informed her that this is the last time that her visa will be extended.