July 31, 2017

India: Author Taslima Nasreen sent back from Aurangabad airport after protests

The Indian Express

Taslima Nasreen sent back from Aurangabad airport after protests

Protesters had also gathered outside a hostel where Nasreen was to stay during her three-day visit. Police said they had come to know that the writer was planning to visit the world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora besides other tourist spots in Aurangabad

By: PTI | Aurangabad | Updated: July 30, 2017  

Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen was sent back from the airport in Aurangabad to Mumbai after protests by a group of people against her visit to the city, police said on Sunday. Nasreen landed at the Chikal thana Airport last evening by a flight from Mumbai. Police stopped the author from stepping out of the airport, where a crowd had gathered shouting slogans like “Taslima Go Back”. Deputy Commissioner of Police (zone-II) Rahul Shrirame said Nasreen was sent back to Mumbai by the next flight to avoid any “law and order problem” in this city in central Maharashtra. [. . .]