Taslima Nasreen celebrates Independence Day at her residence.
Taslima Nasreen celebrates Independence Day at her residence.

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Independence Day: Taslima Nasreen Celebrates With Indian Tricolour, Her Cat Joins In

Written By Joel Kurian | Mumbai | Published:

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  • India is celebrating 72 years of Independence on Thursday.
  • Nasreen shared pictures on her ‘rooftop this morning’ where she and her cat are posing with the Indian flag. 
  • It was recently that Nasreen had written to Home Minister Amit Shah about her visa being extended by only three months, after which it was extended for 1 year

India’s Independence Day is not just for the citizens living in the country but anyone who loves the country. While the occasion is also a celebratory one for people of Indian-origin living abroad, those living in India for various reasons are also celebrating. One such person is Taslima Nasreen, who has been living in the country for 15 years.  The Bangladeshi author-activist celebrated  India’s Independence Day by posing with the Indian tricolour. 

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Nasreen shared pictures on her ‘rooftop this morning’ where she and her cat are posing with the Indian flag. 

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The 56-year-old writer has been on exile from her home country after opposition to her opinionated views. After living in USA and Europe, she has been living in India since 2004. 

It was recently that Nasreen had written to Home Minister Amit Shah about her visa being extended by only three months. She had then tweeted, "Hon'ble @amitshah ji,I sincerely thank u for extending my residence permit. But I'm surprised it's only for 3M. I apply for 5yrs but I've been getting 1yr extension.Hon'ble Rajnathji assured me I wd get an extension for 50yrs.India is my only home.I'm sure u'll come to my rescue."

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However, after her tweet, her visa has been extended for a year. She had then exulted, ““Twitter is so powerful! On July 16 I tweeted my residence permit wasn’t extended. On July 17 it was extended, but only for 3 months. So many Twitter friends requested MHA (home ministry) to extend it for longer period. It’s extended for 1 yr today. Thanks MHA to change decision. Love my Twitter friends.” 

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