Publicity craving Arundhati Roy fancies being Suu Kyi of wrong things
NEW DELHI: Writer-activist Arundhati Roy, who has been throwing pity parties for Maoists, has said that Naxalism should be an “armed movement.”
“It ought to be an armed movement. Gandhian way of opposition needs an audience, which is absent here. People have debated long before choosing this form of struggle, Ms Roy, who had saluted the people of Dantewada after 76 CRPF and police personnel were butchered by Maoists in one of the deadliest attack targeting security forces, said.
“I am on this side of line. I do not care... pick me up put me in jail,” she said while delivering a lecture, ‘The War on People’ organised by the Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights in Mumbai on Wednesday night.
Ms Roy, a regular at the cop-bashing seminars organised by those engaged in white-washing terror unleashed by Maoists, purveyed the by-now-familiar ‘root cause’ theory. She termed the Naxalite violence as a corollary to the battle between tribals and corporate houses to gain control over natural resources like minerals, water and forests.
“What the government calls Maoists corridor, is in fact MoU-ist corridor. You have an MoU on every mountain, river...MoUs signed by biggest corporations in the world who are waiting to gain hold of the resources,” Ms Roy said.
The activist was scathing in her attack of those who are reluctant to buy into her dangerous theory that Naxalism movement alone can provide answers to current problems. “The Naxal movement could be nothing but an armed struggle. I am not supporting violence. But I am also completely against contemptuous atrocities-based political analysis,” she said.