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Operation against Maoists a war against the poorest: Arundhati Roy

Writer-activist Arundhati Roy on Friday termed the operation against Maoists as a "war" against the poorest and deprived people who were fighting against a "corporate assault".



Chennai: Writer-activist Arundhati Roy on Friday
termed the operation against Maoists as a "war" against the
poorest and deprived people who were fighting against a
"corporate assault".
Roy, who has come under attack from various quarters for
"romanticising" Naxalism, said the operation against Maoists
was on the lines of the "Bush doctrine" where there were two
options -- "you are with us or you are against us".
"Today those resisting corporate mining are branded
terrorists. Green Hunt has reached the city also and all of us
are targeted," she said terming the operation as a "war
against the poorest and deprived people of the country" who
are fighting against a "corporate assault".

Referring to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue at a public
meeting here, she alleged that India supported the island
nation in its war against the LTTE and flayed political
parties in Tamil Nadu "for doing nothing to stop the war". She
charged corporates with "now trying to enter Sri Lanka" for
its resources.

PTI

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