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Reactionaries Protest Arundhati Roy’s Trip to Orissa

Posted by celticfire84 on November 24, 2010

Arundhati Roy in Bhubaneswar

This was originally written for the Times of India.

Protests greet Roy in Orissa

Ashok Pradhan

BUBANESWAR: Writer Arundhati Roy was at the receiving end of her own tactic of dissent and protest here on Sunday when ABVP activists tried to stop her from attending a meeting on tribal rights for her controversial remark last month supporting ”azad Kashmir”.

The activists of  the youth wing of the BJP [the Hindu supremacist opposition party in the Indian government–ed], wearing black badges, shouted slogans like ”Gaddar (traitor) Arundhati hai, hai”, and, ”Arundhati go back” just as she got down from the car to reach the meeting venue, said an eyewitness, and added, ”They waved black flags and also chucked one of them at her.” Read the rest of this entry »

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