August 16th, 2011
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Arundhathi comments on Hazare arrest

women activistNew Delhi: “I like any other feels its outrageous and mysterious,”Arundhathi Roy commented on the Anna Hazare arrest. She said that she could not understand why the government was so insecure and condemned the dissent.

Commenting on the attitude of the media she said,” we tend to forget that Sharmila Irom has been on fast for ten years but no TV channel is interested in standing up for her cause.” Arundhathi Roy feels this kind of violence has been happening across the country for many years but its only now that it has washed up to the doorstep of the middle class of the metropolitan cities.

Commenting on the same she reminded that, “emergency has been imposed in Orissa, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh but now that it has washed up to the front door of the middle class that is what is causing this kind of hysteria”. Roy is of the opinion that if we look at the laws of the country it would be be hard to call India a democratic country

 

 



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