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Arundhati Roy UAPA Act case on her speech at Azadi only way conference says Kashmir is not an integral part of India


Arundhati Roy: Well-known author Arundhati Roy is as soon as once more within the information. Delhi's Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has authorised prosecution below UAPA in opposition to Arundhati Roy and a former professor from Kashmir Shaukat Hussain for allegedly giving inflammatory speeches at an occasion held in Delhi in 2010. A conference titled 'Azadi the Only Way' was held on 21 October 2010 at the LTG Auditorium on Copernicus Marg in Delhi.

Arundhati Roy and Professor Shaukat Hussain had participated on this conference. Each of them are accused of giving inflammatory speeches in that conference. Relating to this, social activist Sushil Pandit had filed an FIR in opposition to each of them on 27 November 2010. Permission has been given to prosecute Arundhati Roy and Shaukat Hussain, former professor of worldwide regulation at Kashmir Central College, below part 451 of UAPA (Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act) on this 14-year-old case.

A case was registered in opposition to these individuals

Other than Arundhati Roy and Shaukat Hussain, many individuals who had an extended historical past of controversies attended the 'Azadi the Only Way' conference. Many audio system together with separatist chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani, conference anchor and SAR Geelani and Varvara Rao, who had been acquitted within the Parliament assault case, attended this conference. It is value noting that Syed Ali Shah Geelani and SAR Geelani have died.

A case was registered below these sections

Delhi Police had sought permission from Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena to prosecute Arundhati Roy and Shaukat Hussain below sections 124A, 153A, 153B, 504, 505 of the Indian Penal Code and part 13 of the UAPA. Final 12 months, LG Vinay Saxena had requested in October to prosecute each of them only below the sections of the IPC, however now he has given permission to prosecute them below the UAPA as nicely.

FIR was filed after this provocative speech

Social activist Sushil Pandit had alleged that throughout the conference, Arundhati Roy together with many different audio system endangered public peace and safety with their speeches. Author Arundhati Roy had promoted the ideology of separating Kashmir from India with her statements. Arundhati Roy had stated throughout that conference that Kashmir was by no means a part of India, it has been forcefully occupied by the armed forces of India.

Complainant Sushil Pandit had introduced the video recording of that conference earlier than the Metropolitan Court docket and on this foundation the courtroom had directed the Delhi Police to register a case in opposition to Arundhati Roy and Shaukat Hussain.

Who is author Arundhati Roy?

Arundhati Roy is a well known author of the nation. Her e-book 'The God of Small Issues' has acquired the Booker Prize in 1997. 'The God of Small Issues' was Arundhati Roy's first novel and she or he was additionally the primary Indian lady to win the Booker Prize. In 2014, Instances Journal included author Arundhati Roy within the listing of 100 most influential individuals on the earth.

Arundhati Roy's articles on social and political points are sometimes revealed in well-known newspapers and magazines of the nation and the world. In September 2023, she was awarded the forty fifth European de l'Essai Lifetime Achievement Award for her essay assortment 'Azadi' revealed in 2021.

She was additionally concerned in lots of different campaigns

Arundhati Roy's statements about Kashmir and the Indian authorities have typically been controversial. Not only this, she was additionally concerned within the marketing campaign in opposition to the Sardar Sarovar Dam challenge on the Narmada River in Gujarat together with Medha Patkar.

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