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Case yet to be registered against Roy, Geelani

Delhi Police is yet to register a case of sedition against writer Arundhati Roy and Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani and is awaiting the copy of the court order.

delhi Updated: Nov 28, 2010 23:32 IST

Delhi Police is yet to register a case of sedition against writer Arundhati Roy and Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani and is awaiting the copy of the court order.

A city court had yesterday directed Delhi Police to register a case for the offence of "sedition" against Geelani, Roy and others for allegedly making anti-India speeches here recently. "We are yet to receive the copy of the judgement. Necessary action will be taken after studying the order," a senior police official said.

They were accused of making anti-India remarks at a convention 'Azadi--The Only Way' here in October. Geelani shared the dais with Roy and pro-Maoist leader Vara Vara Rao among others. Geelani was heckled by the audience.

Reacting to the order, Roy has said perhaps they should “posthumously file a charge against Jawaharlal Nehru” and cited 14 instances where the first PM has said about "the question of accession in any disputed territory or state must be decided in accordance with wishes of people".