Taslima plans to quit India

March 17th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Taslima Nasreen

Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen Monday told Indian officials she was leaving India, her home for several years. “I could not endure it anymore,” Nasreen told IANS from an undisclosed location where the government has sheltered her after violent protests against her in Kolkata last year.

“I am leaving because there is no other option left for me,” she said after meeting foreign ministry officials.

While she did not specify where she was planning to go, Nasreen said: “There are many countries ready to welcome me.”

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