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SC stays criminal contempt proceedings against author Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the criminal contempt proceedings against author and activist Arundhati Roy, which was being heard at Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court.

In 2015, the Bombay High Court issued a contempt criminal notice against Roy for criticising its decision to reject former Delhi University professor G N Saibaba’s bail plea.

Saibaba was arrested in 2014 by the Gadchiroli police for his alleged links with Maoists. In an article published by the Outlook, Roy expressed reservations on his arrest too.


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