Taslima Nasreen , the controversial writer from Bangladesh says that one of the reasons why she is seeking permission to get a permanent residence in West Bengal is because she loves Bengal , the land and the language.
In an exclusive interview with VOA, over phone, Taslima spoke from Kolkata. She says that she has not yet been informed of the outcome of her application although in the newspapers she has seen that the government of West Bengal has asked the central government to refuse her an Indian citizenship or residence. She regrets that the communist government of West Bengal has given themselves up to a few fundamentalist muslims and are trying to appease them for political reasons. Taslima claims that she is not a self exiled -writer. She was literally dragged out of Bangladesh and has been forced to stay away from Bangladesh.