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The ‘controversial’ Bangaladeshi author Taslima Nasreen had to cut short her Aurangabad holiday plans after a huge crowd gathered outside the Delhi airport shouting slogans asking the author to return back to her country.

‘Taslima Go Back’ shouted the protesters as Taslima was about to get out of the airport. The author was even stopped by the police, citing security reasons.

Following the furore, the author had to board a Mumbai-bound flight immediately after landing in the national capital.

The protest was lead by All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen’s (AIMIM) MLA Imtiyaz Jaleel, who represents Aurangabad central constituency.

As per reports, apart from the airport, hundreds of protestors also reached the hotel where Taslima Nasreen had booked a room in the name of her friend. After facing protests, Taslima who had landed in the national capital at 7:30 PM, cancelled her visits and boarded the same aircraft for Mumbai an hour later from the Delhi airport.

While speaking to TOI, City police commissioner Yashasvi Yadav said, “Citing security reasons, we asked her to board the next flight and she agreed.”

“There is already tension and tight security in the city because of the ongoing demolition of illegal religious structures. We cannot tackle more problems at this moment,” officer added.

The reports of Taslima Nasreen being pushed back, surface just within a week after her visa was extended by the Union Home Ministry for a year with effect from July 23, 2017.

First Published | 30 July 2017 12:07 PM
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