Delhi LG allows prosecution of Arundhati Roy in 2010 provocative speech case. This is what she had said

The FIR against Arundhati Roy and professor Sheikh Showkat Hussain was registered following the orders of the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, New Delhi.

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Updated14 Jun 2024, 09:27 PM IST
Writer Arundhati Roy.
Writer Arundhati Roy.(AFP Photo)

Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena has accorded sanction to prosecute author Arundhati Roy under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly making provocative speeches at an event in 2010, reported PTI.

Saxena also granted sanction to prosecute former Central University of Kashmir professor Sheikh Showkat Hussain.

"Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena has sanctioned the prosecution of Arundhati Roy and former Professor of International Law in Central University of Kashmir, Dr. Sheikh Showkat Hussain, under section 45 (1) of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the case," PTI quoted Raj Niwas official as saying.

The FIR against Roy and Hussain was registered following the orders of the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, New Delhi.

Sushil Pandit, a social activist from Kashmir, had made an FIR on October 28, 2010.

At a conference on October 21, 2010,  which was organised under the banner of 'Azadi - The Only Way' – Roy and Hussain had allegedly made provocative speeches.

"The issues discussed and spoken about at the conference propagated the separation of Kashmir from India," said the Raj Niwas official.

The complainant filed a complaint under Section 156(3) of CrPC before the MM Court, New Delhi, which disposed of the complaint vide order dated November 27, 2010, with the directions to register an FIR. Accordingly, an FIR was registered and an investigation was carried out.

According to PTI, those who delivered speeches at the conference included Syed Ali Shah Geelani, SAR Geelani (anchor of the Conference and prime accused in the Parliament attack case), Arundhati Roy, Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain and Varavara Rao.

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First Published:14 Jun 2024, 09:27 PM IST
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