International Desk: The 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 56-year-old writer, physician, feminist and human rights activist’s permit has been extended regularly since 2004.
The permit was extended for three months on July 17, a day after she made a request to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The Home Ministry extended the permit for one year when she took to Twitter to request Shah.
“Hon’ble @amitshahji, I sincerely thank u for extending my residence permit. But I’m surprised it’s only for 3M. I apply for 5 yrs but I’ve been getting 1yr extension. Hon’ble Rajnathji assured me I would get an extension for 50 yrs. India is my only home. I’m sure u’ll 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.
After getting extension of the residence permit, Nasreen thanked the Home Ministry and her Twitter friends who had backed her case.
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