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Activists of a Kashmiri Pandit organisation filed a public interest litigation (PIL) case, seeking action against writer-cum-activist Arundhati Roy over her reported remarks in New York on self-determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The PIL, filed in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court here, said that the remarks were “untenable” because they were “anti-national”.

Filed by Routes, an organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, the PIL demanded that Roy should be restrained from making offensive remarks against India in reference to Jammu and Kashmir within and outside of the country.

The PIL filed by Routes’ members, Veer Saraf, Ajay Bhat and Vijay Kashkari, also sought impunding of her passport.

Speaking in New York recently, Roy had reportedly demanded an “end to the brutal occupation of Kashmir” by India and also said that its people must be given the “right to self determination”.


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