Booker Prize winning author had said "Kashmir has never been an integral part of India. It is a historical fact. Even the Indian government has accepted this." At the convention on 'Azadi -The Only Way', Geelani shared the stage with writer Arundhati Roy and pro-Maoist leader Vara Vara Rao among others. Comments plz.
The convention on azadi organised by the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners which seems a Maoist front was meant to signal a grand unity of those seeking the vivisection of the Indian Union. They included the Kashmiri secessionists, the rump of the Khalistani movement, the separatists from the north-eastern States and, of course, the Maoists who are trying to create the conditions which will allow the secessionists to succeed. The event was a gathering of political rogues and was meant to be that way. Ever since I remember, I have heard Arundhati Roy making Seditious speeches on one occasion or the other. This is the height of the limit. It's true that Ms. Roy's 'God of Small Things' is an interesting book. But after that booker prize and the related publicity, she was away from the limelight. Is it for attaining cheap publicity that she is projecting herself to the media through an unworthy and significantly deceitful comment on such a sensitive issue? As far as natio
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She is speaking on logic and technicality. In 1947, Kashmir was accorded to India by a Maharaja. We abolished monarchy when we became free yet we accepted the verdict over a monarch in Kashmir, while at the same time, we overruled the verdict of a monarch in Hyderabad.
Roy, is not being sentimental or patriotic, she is simply referring to historical facts. I do want India 2 b strong, but sometimes we need to take a good hard look at ourselves.
I just feel bad that people have to have their toe nails pulled out and tortured by CRPF to say they're Indian.