[Reader-list] Kashmiri Pandit group files case against Geelani, Roy

Khaqsar Wangoo veeruz at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 22:06:24 IST 2010

*Kashmiri Pandit group files case against Geelani, RoyIANS

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New Delhi: A Kashmiri Pandit group, Roots in Kashmir (RIK), on Monday filed
a case against separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, novelist-activist
Arundhati Roy and others for speaking in favour of 'azadi' at a seminar last

The RIK has alleged the speeches were 'seditious in nature and likely to
affect public order and harmony'.

'On Oct 28, we filed a complaint at Tilak Marg police station, against the
hate speeches delivered Oct 21 by Geelani, Roy and others. All this while we
were waiting for government to act against these people,' said RIK activist
Aditya Raj Kaul.

He added that the government of India has 'remained a mute spectator' and
RIK was left with little choice but to file a case in Patiala House court
Monday against the 'hate-speech makers'.

'We expect the hearing to take place Wednesday,' Kaul said.

'The prayer of the complainant to the Court is to seek an immediate FIR and
investigation into the case and initiate criminal proceedings against
Hurriyat Chairman - S.A.R. Geelani, fiction-writer Arundhati Roy,' said
Sushil Pandit, a complainant in the case.


Other people against whom the complaint has been filed include writer
Varavara Rao, activist Sujato Bhadra, Sarai founder Shuddhabrata Sengupta
and Kashmir University law professor Showkat Hussain*.*

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