Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Who is this Arundhati Roy ?

Kashmir has never

been integral part of India: Arundhati Roy

Activist Arundhati Roy, who created a controversy the other day by questioning Jammu and Kashmir's accession to the Union, on Sunday harped on

the same thing saying that the state was never an integral part of India.

Roy was speaking at a seminar on the theme 'Wither Kashmir: Freedom or enslavement'

organised by Coalition of Civil Societies (CCS) in Srinagar.

"Kashmir has never been an integral part of India. It is an historical fact. Even the Indian Government has accepted this," the Booker Prize winner said.

Roy alleged that India became "colonizing power" soon after its independence fro

m British rule.


oday, my friend Anoop asked me, who is this Arundhati Roy ? I thought for some seconds and answered Arundhati

Roy = ``self appointed rights activist.''

We extol those patriot Americans who led to the protests against American oppression in Salvador, Vietnam and Iraq. Yes I do not support 110 killing my own n

ation populace in 100 days, I can’t even think of bearing this notion.

Imagine had it been any other place in the country,(barring north east and J&K) it would have been a headline everyday. We as Indians should be ashamed of the killing, much as we should be condemning the violence instigated by the separatists. And arundhati roy is a crap, we all know that.

We need to comprehend what is the main philosophy behi

nd arundhati roy avowal. We should think in a roundabout way she wants to impede the ghastly possessions done to the populaces of Kashmir so that Kashmir can be hold on to India.

The demand of the Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley was the early signs, according to the government to take steps in

this direction was even thinking. Why the demand of the BJP, the state required. But Arundhati who

has said, that definitely need to understand a little well. Maoist bases too secretly and writing long articles in his praise is in the earlier controversy. Which led to his latest

statement on Kashmir the discussion has come again, s

omething like that they stand a half - two years ago at K wrote his famous article was another. He was talking to Kashmiri self-determination.

Jaitley is right about the law and the Constitution but he is wrong about the political wisdom of prosecuting secessionists for non-v

iolent offences. Geelani routinely makes speeches in Srinagar that are far more provocative than the one he made last Thursday in Delhi. The fact that he made it in Delhi doesn't worsen the offence. Both Srinagar and Delhi are, after all, in India.

If the aim of those who organised the convention of secessionists in Delhi on October 21 was to court both notoriety and pu

blicity, they can look back with satisfaction on a very successful venture. Middle India may have been absolutely appalled and horrified at the spectacle of pro-Pakistan Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani preaching his divisive message in the heart of the Capital, flanked by the intellectual cheer-leader of the anything-to-offend brigade, Arundhati Roy. However, the organisers w

eren't interested in winning over Indian opinion. Their objective was propagandist.

Lastly, question which I want to ask Arundhati Roy is where was she when Lakhs of Kashmiri Pundits were thrown out of Kashmir. What happened to her crusade for justice then? Where were all these Jhola Wallahs then? However, I don't think Arundhati should be arrested for sedition. It would only be counter productive. Motto of the story writers should stick to writing snag initiate when they begin parleying.

Prateek Pathak


B.A in Media Studies

University of Allahabad


Amita said...

I am not in favour to send Arundhati Roy in behind the bars, but yes! i personally criticise her for what she said.
Arundhati, you are an activist and socialite but this doesn't mean that you are free to spit venom.

Attacking Views said...

केंद्र सरकार क्या अरुंधति राय के खिलाफ ‘देशद्रोह’ का मामला चलाएगी? यह मांग भारतीय जनता पार्टी के वरिष्ठ नेता अरुण जेटली ने की थी और शुरुआती संकेतों के अनुसार, सरकार इस दिशा में कदम उठाने की सोच भी रही थी। भाजपा ने यह मांग क्यों की, यह बताने की जरूरत नहीं। लेकिन अरुंधति ने जो कुछ कहा है, उस पर जरूर थोड़ा रुककर समझने की जरूरत है। नक्सल ठिकानों पर गुपचुप जाने और उनके गुणगान में लंबा लेख लिखकर वह पहले भी विवादों में रही हैं। कश्मीर पर दिए अपने जिस ताजा बयान के चलते वह फिर चर्चा में आई हैं, कुछ वैसा ही स्टैंड उन्होंने डेढ़-दो साल पहले कश्मीर पर लिखे अपने एक और चर्चित लेख में लिया था। तब वह कश्मीरियों के आत्मनिर्णय की बात कर रही थीं।

Gazi saiful islam said...

I like her intellectual writings so much

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