India extends Taslima’s visa by one year | 2019-07-22

India extends Taslima’s visa by one year

Gautam Lahiri

22nd July, 2019 12:00:47 printer

India extends Taslima’s visa by one year

New Delhi: Indian government has again extended the residence permit of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen for one more year, an official said on Sunday.

The residence permit of the author, a citizen of Sweden, was on Saturday extended till July 2020.

The permit was extended for three months last week, a day after she made a request to the Indian government.

After getting three months’ extension, she requested the Indian home ministry to extend her permit for at least one year through twitter.

"Hon'ble @amitshahji, I sincerely thank u for extending my residence permit. But I'm surprised it's only for 3 months. I apply for 5 years but I've been getting 1 year extension. Hon'ble Rajnath ji assured me I would get an extension for 50 yrs. India is my only home. I'm sure you will come to my rescue.

"Every time I apply for the extension of my Indian residence permit for 5 years, I get extension for 1 year. This time I applied for the extension for 5 years, I get for 3 months only. Hope Home Minister will reconsider to extend my residence permit for at least 1 year," she tweeted on July 17.

The 56-year-old writer, physician, feminist and human rights activist's permit has been extended regularly since 2004.