Delhi Police yet to register case against Arundhati, Geelani

Delhi Police is yet to register a case of sedition against writer Arundhati Roy and Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani and is awaiting the copy of the court order directing it to do so.

Updated: Nov 28, 2010, 22:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police is yet to
register a case of sedition against writer Arundhati Roy and
Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani and is awaiting the
copy of the court order directing it to do so.

A city court had yesterday directed Delhi Police to
register a case for the offence of "sedition" against Geelani,
Roy and others for allegedly making anti-India speeches here
recently.

"We are yet to receive the copy of the judgement.
Necessary action will be taken after studying the order," a
senior police official said.

They were accused of making anti-India remarks at a
convention `Azadi--The Only Way` here in October. Geelani
shared the dais with Roy and pro-Maoist leader Vara Vara Rao
among others. Geelani was heckled by the audience.

Reacting to the court order, Roy has said that perhaps
they should "posthumously file a charge against Jawaharlal
Nehru" and cited 14 instances where the first Prime Minister
has said about "the question of accession in any disputed
territory or state must be decided in accordance with wishes
of people".

PTI