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22 November 2017 14:59 (South Africa)

Arundhati Roy to be charged with sedition, perhaps

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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