Thursday, February 21, 2008

Muslim cleric protests new Indian visa for Bangladeshi writer

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Muslim cleric protests new Indian visa for Bangladeshi writer - Yahoo! Canada News: "India on Thursday extended Nasreen's visa, set to expire this weekend, but warned the writer not to 'hurt the sentiments' of India's religious communities, a reference to the nation's 140 million Muslims.

The violent protests over her writing led to the army's deployment in Kolkata, and she now lives under federal protection at an undisclosed location in New Delhi.

Nasreen has said she is very depressed in hiding, describing her condition as virtual house arrest.

The 45-year-old author was forced to leave Bangladesh in 1994 after extremist Muslims accused her of blasphemy over her novel 'Lajja' or 'Shame', which depicts the life of a Hindu family persecuted by Muslims in Bangladesh.

She has been seeking permanent residence in India, where she moved after spending time in Europe and the United States, but so far the government has only granted her six-month visas."

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