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Anti-India remarks: Geelani, Roy may be booked


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New Delhi, Oct 26: After pronouncing anti-India remarks during a seminar on freedom of Kashmir, Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and the activist, Arundhati Roy likely to be booked in a case of sedition.

The Union home ministry on Oct 25 stated that a case under 124-A under Indian Penal Code for sedition was possible.

Reacting to the Centre's decision to file a case against him, Geelani said, "I have 90 FIRs registered against me. This will be number 91."

Geelani reportedly spoke about the freedom of Kashmir, which was supported by the writer, Arundhati Roy as she said, "Kashmir has never been an integral part of India - it is a historical fact. Even the Indian government has accepted this."

Roy also accused Indian government by stating that India became a colonising power after independence in 1947.

Beside Geelani and Roy, pro-Maoist leader, Vara Vara Rao among others who attended the pro-azadi seminar on Kashmir in New Delhi on Oct 21.

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