Saturday, October 2, 2010
India is a poor super power: Arundhati Roy
"Now people are struggling for human rights more than justice," Roy told a conference "Attack on Life, Liberty and Democratic Rights by the State" in Jaipur.
"Cases of police atrocities on dalits and tribals are increasing," she said terming Indian as a "poor super power".
"Our elite say we are a super power. Twenty five per cent of country's total wealth is with a hundred people and they say it is development.
"Tribal land is being acquired for industrialisation and the voice of tribals is suppressed if they protest. Is it a development?" asked Roy.
Full report here Hindustan Times