The author Arundhati Roy faces a criminal complaint for a comment made by her in her speech at the National People's Registry (NPR) and the National Registry of Citizens (NRC) during a protest.

Author Arundhati Roy faces criminal charges after a police complaint was filed against her, as reported on December 27, 2019. The award-winning author was reserved for a comment she made during her "controversial" speech at the University of Delhi (DU) with respect to NPR-NRC. The complaint was filed at the Tilak Marg police station in Delhi by lawyer Rajiv Kumar Ranjan, who has demanded that a FIR be signed against her.

The FIR against the author has been requested under Sections 295A- deliberate and malicious acts, with the intention of outraging religious feelings or any kind by insulting their religion or religious beliefs; 504-intentionally insulting, and therefore provokes provocation to any person, with the intention or knowing that such provocation is likely to break public peace or commit any other crime; 153- giving provocation with intent to cause disturbances, and 120B- part of the criminal conspiracy-of the Criminal Code of India.

The author had urged Internet users to "lie" during the NPR census, or give "false names and addresses." The author had told the crowd that the NPR-National Population Registry- would serve as a database for the NRC. But what is even more surprising was that Roy had said that the Modi government should not be given the remaining four years, "the complaint said, News18 reports.

In a controversial comment, Roy said: "But we have to fight them for the next 4 years. First of all that we should not give four years to them, but we must have a plan. When they come to your house and ask for their name, you Give another name, like Ranga Billa, Kung-Fu Kutta, your address like the Seven Race Course and let's fix a phone number. But we need multiple subversions. We weren't born to face lathis and bullets. "

Uma Bharti, leader of the Bhartiya Janata Party, commented: “I am ashamed to take the name of a woman who idolizes people like Ranga-Billa. His views are not only anti-women, anti-humanity, but also show a very unpleasant mentality. ”

Roy later clarified on December 27 that his intention was to "propose civil disobedience with a smile", and also blamed the media for misunderstanding his speech. This controversy occurs after the ongoing protests against the government's CAA, NRC and NPR bills.

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