Monday, April 12, 2010

Complaint filed against Arundhati Roy over essay

Amidst outrage over the brutal killing of 76 security personnel in Bastar, a social worker in Chhattisgarh has lodged a complaint with the police against renowned writer Arundhati Roy, alleging that her recently published 32 page essay “Walking with the comrades” has "glorified” the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) and sought to justify its activities.

The complainant, Vishwajit Mitra, has lodged a complaint at the Telibanda police station in the state capital, Raipur, pointing out that the essay—published in the March 29 issue of a weekly news magazine—its contents and photographs could come under the purview of an offence under Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act-2005. He has also sent complaints to the State Governor Shekhar Dutt, Chief Minister Raman Singh and Director General of Police Vishwaranjan, demanding legal action against Arundhati Roy, a Booker Prize winner.

Full report here Indian Express

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