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Arundhati Roy Faces Possible Prosecution over Kashmir Comments Made in 2010

HeadlineOct 12, 2023

Acclaimed Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy could be prosecuted in India over a speech she made in 2010 about the disputed and militarily occupied Kashmir region. A criminal complaint was first filed against Roy that year, accusing her of advocating for the secession of Kashmir from India. The territory is partially governed by India and Pakistan, but both countries claim Kashmir in full. After 13 years, a top New Delhi official has reportedly approved the case to proceed. Roy’s two other co-defendants have since died. Many around the world have come to Roy’s defense, condemning her targeting as an attempt to silence Roy and others who are critical of far-right Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Roy recently attended a protest in New Delhi in response to the coordinated police raids on the homes and offices of dozens of prominent Indian journalists.

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