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Kashmir court won’t hear petition against Arundhati Roy


Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday asked activists of a Kashmiri Pandit organization who had sought action against renowned writer Arundhati Roy for her purported remarks in support of self-determination for Kashmiris, to take their complaint to the police.

A division bench of the high court headed by Chief Justice Ibrahim Kaifullah, while disposing off the public suit of three activists of Routes, an organisation of Kashmiri Pandits, said that the matter pertains to the police.

The petitioners, the court said, should register their complaint with the police.

Arundhati Roy while speaking at a seminar in New York had denounced “Indian occupation of Kashmir” and urged that the “right to self determination be given to the people of Jammu and Kashmir”.

Taking strong exception to her remarks, the activists of Routes, Veer Saraf, Vijay Kumar had sought direction from the court for her utterances, which they said that were “untenable”.