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Threatened Taslima wants to meet Indian minister

Update : 14 May 2015, 09:58 AM

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has sought an appointment with Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh after getting constant threats from a Bangladeshi jihadi group.

Taslima said she was getting constant threats, in the backdrop of three secular bloggers being hacked to death by jihadists in the country, reports the IndiaTV.

"My freethinker friends are getting killed in Bangladesh. Terrorists who killed them are threatening me. Wanted to meet HM, no appointment I got," tweeted Taslima, who is presently staying in exile in India.

According to the report, the writer retweeted a threat she received on Twitter from @jihadforkhilafa, which said "u r also among the 84 who r on the hitlist. count ur days ;)"

The oneofthemuslims@jihadforkhilafa retweeted a tweet from Ansal Al-Islam@Ansar_BD, which said: "We DON'T forget and InshaAllah We will NOT forget others. Next target is Loading... Stay tuned!!"

Bloggers Oyasiqur Rahman, Avijit Roy, Ananta Bijoy Das, Bengali poet Shamsur Rahman, writer and intellectual Humayun Azad, two other bloggers Asif Mohiuddin and Rajib Haider were also victims of attacks by Islamists in Bangladesh.

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