Delhi L-G approves prosecution of Arundhati Roy, Kashmir professor in 2010 provocative speeches case

Kashmir, 10/10: Writer Arundhati Roy and a former Kashmiri professor Sheikh Showkat Hussain will face trial on charges of making provocative speeches in 2010 with Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena according sanction for prosecution of the duo, officials said on Tuesday.

The FIR was filed in November 2010 following the orders of the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, New Delhi after a complaint by one Sushil Pandit against speakers who delivered “provocative speeches” in a conference organised by Committee for release of Political Prisoners’ (CRPP) under the banner of ‘Azadi – The only Way’ in October 2010.

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