Protestors try to stop Arundhati at meet

Eleven activists of the ABVP were arrested for trying to prevent writer-activist Arundhati Roy from attending a meeting, police said.

Updated: Nov 21, 2010, 16:44 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Eleven activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) were arrested Sunday for trying to prevent writer-activist Arundhati Roy from attending a meeting here, police said.

Roy was invited to the event organised by human rights groups and tribal organisations.

"We arrested 11 ABVP protestors," Deputy Commissioner of Police HK Lal said.
He said the activists were protesting Roy`s comments advocating freedom for Jammu and Kashmir. Roy later attended the meet.

PTI