|Controversial Bangladeshi feminist writer Taslima Nasreen has been flown out of the Indian city of Calcutta after violent protests by Muslims. |
On Wednesday, police used tear gas and baton charges to control crowds calling for her Indian visa to be cancelled.
Rioters blocked roads and set cars alight. At least 43 people were hurt. More than 100 arrests were made.
Critics say she called for the Koran to be changed to give women greater rights, something she denies.
Ms Nasreen fled Bangladesh in the early 1990s after death threats and has spent the last three years in Calcutta after a long stay in Europe.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Writer flees Calcutta, India after Muslim protests.
Culture: Via BBC.