BJP women’s wing holds protest at Arundhati’s house

October 31st, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) women wing activists Sunday marched to author-activist Arundhati Roy’s Delhi residence, protesting her remarks over Kashmir.

About 150 women workers of the BJP, led by Delhi unit chief Sikha Roy, demonstrated outside Roy’s Kautilya Marg residence in Chanakyapuri around 10.30 a.m. and shouted slogans “Take back your statement, else leave India”.

“We orgainsed a peaceful protest outside Roy’s residence. We want that she should take back her statement else police should register a complaint against her,” said Meenakshi Lekhi, a BJP leader.

Delhi Police who received a call from Roy’s residence about the protest, however, found nobody at the place.

Roy along with Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani advocated azadi for Kashmir at a seminar here last week.

The government said it would take action against Geelani over his speech advocating azadi if it found that he had violated laws against preaching sedition.

Roy, at a seminar in Srinagar Sunday, went on to say that Jammu and Kashmir was never an integral part of India and that British imperialism was replaced in 1947 by Indian colonialism. Police are reportedly examining the text of her speech.

On Tuesday, the activist-writer said her speeches supporting the call for azadi were what “millions” in Kashmir say every day and were “fundamentally a call for justice”.

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