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Delhi Police Books Arundhati, Geelani For Sedition

New Delhi, Nov 29: Writer Arundhati Roy, Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others were today booked on charges of sedition by Delhi Police for their "anti-India" speech at a seminar here last month.The

PTI [ Updated: November 29, 2010 21:38 IST ]
delhi police books arundhati geelani for sedition
delhi police books arundhati geelani for sedition

New Delhi, Nov 29: Writer Arundhati Roy, Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others were today booked on charges of sedition by Delhi Police for their "anti-India" speech at a seminar here last month.


The filing of the FIR came following a directive from a local court on Saturday on a petition filed by Sushil Pandit who alleged that Geelani and Roy made anti-India speeches at a conference on "Azadi-the Only Way" on October 21, a senior police official said.

Roy and others were charged under sections 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between classes), 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 504 (insult intended to provoke breach of peace) and 505 (false statement, rumour circulated with intent to cause mutiny or offence against public peace. PTI
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