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    Muslim bodies threaten stir over visa extension to Taslima

    Kolkata (PTI): Angry over extension of visa to controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, a federation of Muslim organisations in West Bengal today threatened a countrywide agitation.

    Dubbing Taslima as "an enemy of Islam", president of Milli Ittehad Parishad, Haji Abdul Aziz here said the Centre's decision would create unrest countrywide.

    "The decision has hurt sentiments of Muslims in India and unless it is reversed, we will launch a countrywide agitation to force the government to concede our demands," All-India Minority Forum president Idris Ali warned.

    Ali said extension of Taslima's visa amounted to "insulting" Islam.

    The Centre yesterday extended the visa of the writer for six months till February 16.

    Taslima, who shot into fame with her controversial book 'Lajja' in 1993, has been a target of Islamic fundamentalists.

    She had returned to India recently to seek extension of her visa and is now residing at an undisclosed location.


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