Complaint filed in court against Geelani, Arundhati

A complaint was today filed in a Delhi court seeking prosecution of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer Arundhati Roy on the charge of sedition for their alleged anti-India statements.

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2010, 00:55 AM IST

New Delhi: A complaint was today filed in a
Delhi court seeking prosecution of hardline Hurriyat leader
Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer Arundhati Roy on the charge
of sedition for their alleged anti-India statements.

Metropolitan Magistrate Navita Kumari Bagha is likely to
hear on November three the complaint filed by Aditya Raj Kaul
under various provisions of the IPC and the Unlawful
Activities (Prevention) Act, dealing with sedition, promoting
enmity between classes, hurting religious sentiments and
indulging in unlawful activities.

Besides Geelani and Roy, the complaint also seeks to
prosecute five others, including Delhi University professor S
A R Geelani, who was acquitted in Parliament attack case and
Sheikh Showkat Hussain, a professor of Jammu and Kashmir
University.

The complaint, filed by advocate Vikas Padora under
section 156 (3) of CrPC, seeks either registration of an FIR
or a direction to the police to file a report after probing
their alleged anti-India statements at a seminar here.

The accused, while taking part at a convention on
`Azadi--The Only Way`, Hurriyat leader Geelani had shared the
dais with Roy and pro-Maoist leader Vara Vara Rao among
others.

Geelani was, however, heckled by the audience.
Roy had said Kashmir was never an integral part of India.
It was a historical fact. Even the Indian government had
accepted this.

It was alleged that as the government had miserably
failed to initiate any action against the "culprits of the
Anti-India seminar, a private complaint against them has been
filed."

-PTI