The Supreme Court on Monday stayed criminal contempt proceedings against author and Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy. The case was filed against Roy after she published an article expressing her personal anguish in the case against paraplegic former Delhi University professor G N Saibaba, who was sentenced to life imprisonment over Maoist links in March 2017. Roy refused to tender an apology and said the case against her tantamounted to choking the voice of opposition in a democracy and produced an “intense chilling effect” on the fundamental right of free expression, say reports.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 3, 2017 4:36 PM #ArundhatiRoy #CriminalProceedings
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