India using army against its own people: Arundhati Roy

Indian author and human rights activist Arundhati Roy has said that the Indian Army is at war against the country’s minorities and  has repeatedly been used the “army against its own people”, reported Gulf News.

As the video featuring the Booker prize-winning novelist spread online, hashtag #ArundhatiRoy trended on Twitter in India and people expressed their dismay at her comments.

The video begins with Roy claiming that since India’s inception, the country’s military has been in war with tribal people in Kashmir and the state of Telangana, Sikhs in Punjab, Christians in Goa and Muslims in Kashmir and Hyderabad.

“India deployed its military against its own people,” she said. Comparing the situation to Pakistan, she added, “The state of Pakistan has never deployed its army against its own people the way the democratic Indian state has.”

Courtesy – Tribune

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