Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Chhattisgarh probing complaint against Arundhati

The Chhattisgarh police confirmed that they were investigating a complaint filed against award-winning writer Arundhati Roy for violating the provisions of the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act 2005 (CSPSA). As per the complaint filed by one Viswajit Mitra in Raipur, Ms. Roy's recent essay “Walking with the Comrades,” in which she travelled extensively with a Maoist company, came under the purview of the Act as the essay could be construed as intended to create support for the Maoists.

The essay was published in the March 29 2010 issue of Outlook, a weekly news magazine.

“I have filed the complaint as meeting with or engaging with an outlawed organisation is clearly forbidden by the CSPSA,” said Mitra, who describes himself as “an ordinary citizen.” “In such a sensitive time, the police should investigate.”

Full report here Hindu

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