Delhi LG to prosecute Arundathi Roy and Sheikh Showkat Hussain under UAPA*

Delhi LG V.K Saxena sanctions prosecution of Arundathi Roy and Sheikh Showkat Hussain under UAPA for statements on Kashmir in 2010 in a conference called- ‘Azadi- the only way’.

Activist and Booker Prize winner for her novel God of Small Things, Arundathi Roy had made comments at the event propagating Kashmiri separatism in 2010.
Sheikh Showkat Hussain, a former professor of International Law at the Central University of Kashmir, came under the scanner for making provocative statements at the same event in 2010.

The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) is non-bailable. Section 13 of the UAPA deals with advocating, abetting or inciting any unlawful activity and is punishable with imprisonment for up to seven years.

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