Arundhati Roy to be charged with sedition, perhaps

By Andy Rice 26 October 2010

The Union Home Ministry has issued the Delhi Police with a sedition case against Indian author and human rights activist Arundhati Roy. At a seminar on Sunday, Roy said that Kashmir had never been a historical part of India, a statement which has raised the Indian government's ire. The police are believed to be considering the ramifications of arresting Roy, who won the 2002 Booker Prize for her novel The God of Small Things, and has published several essay collections. On Tuesday Roy released an impassioned defence of her stance, which you can read below. Read more: The Economic Times, Roy's statement