J&K remarks: PIL filed against Arundhati Roy

A PIL was filed on Tuesday in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking action against activist and author Arundhati Roy.

Updated: Nov 22, 2011, 19:26 PM IST

Jammu: A PIL was filed on Tuesday in the Jammu
and Kashmir High Court seeking action against activist and
author Arundhati Roy for her reported remarks advocating right
of self-determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The PIL was filed by Veer Saraf, Ajay Bhat and Vijay
Kashkari, all members of the Routes, an organisation of
Kashmir Pandits based in Jammu and Delhi.

The PIL sought impounding of the passport of Roy and
directions to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of
External Affairs and the state government to restrain Roy from
making "offensive" speeches and statements about Jammu and
Kashmir

Attending a panel discussion on Kashmir in New York on
November 12, Arundhati said "I want to say unambiguously that
I do not think any country that calls itself a democracy has
the right to force people to remain in it in a militaristic
way, the way that India is doing in order to prove that it`s a
secular country."

"I think the people of Kashmir have the right to
self-determination, they have the right to choose who they
want to be and how they want to be," Roy had said.
The copy of the news report was also attached with the
PIL.

PTI