New Delhi: 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. “Every time I apply for the extension of my Indian residence permit for 5 years, I get an 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 an extension of the residence permit, Nasreen thanked the Home Ministry and her Twitter friends who had backed her case. (IANS)