Save life ofTaslima Nasreen
Letter to Editor:
The Asian Age has done a singular service to the cause of Human Freedom and Human Rights by highlighting on its front page (January l3) the plight of Taslima Nasreen under the title "Save me as a writer".
Taslima has been living in India from August 2005 under a temporary residence permit from Government of India with one extension that expires on February 15. She had applied for permanent Indian citizenship in the past and now for a permanent residence permit. But unfortunately both the Governments of West Bengal and India have been lukewarm to her cry. If she returns to Bangladesh, she will certainly be harmed by Bangladeshi fundamentalist, I appeal through your columns to all humanists, lovers of human freedoms pleading with the Government of India to confer on her either Indian citizenship or a permanent residence permit, and save her life.
Did Nehru not give asylum to the Dalai Lama and his followers and who were compelled to flee from Tibet that was occupied forcibly by the Chinese Communists Rulers, even by incurring their wrath? Yours faithfully. – M A Rane .