HC seeks Delhi govt`s response to case against Geelani, Roy

The Delhi HC Monday issued notice to the state govt seeking its response as to why criminal case should not to be registered against Hurriyat leader Syed Geelani and Arundhati Roy for allegedly making anti-India speeches.

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 12:11 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to the city government seeking its response as to why criminal case should not to be registered against hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, writer
Arundhati Roy and Delhi University professor S A R Geelani for allegedly making anti-India speeches.

Justice Hima Kohli asked the government to file its
response to a petition seeking criminal prosecution of Geelani
and others under the charge of sedition and other offences.
The court passed the order on a petition seeking
initiation of criminal proceedings against them.
Advocate Sugriva Dubey, appearing for the petitioner,
submitted that the government should be directed to take
action under section 124 A IPC (sedition).

PTI