Friday, February 20, 2009

Yet another Booker for Arundhati Roy..

New Delhi, February 20, 2009


Slipper thrown at Roy fetches Rs 1 lakh

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

When Arundhati Roy visited the Delhi University campus on February 13, she was greeted with a slipper thrown by student group Youth Unity for Vibrant Action (YUVA). The slipper was auctioned for Rs 101, 000 at Jantar Mantar on Thursday.

“When Arundhati Roy came to our campus, a member named Asif Kumar threw his slipper at her to protest her statement that Kashmir should be given to Pakistan. Her statement is against our national interest,” said Jairam Pandey, national convenor, YUVA.

The slipper was bought by businessman Amitabh Kumar. “I was in Connaught Place for a meeting, when I went for a walk to Jantar Mantar after lunch. There I saw a demonstration by YUVA activists, who were auctioning the slipper,” he said.

“I feel she is a traitor to our nation, so despite the steep price, I bought the slipper thrown at her. I am now going to go on eBay and auction it off. Even if I do not recover the money, I do not care, as it was done for the pride of my nation,” he added.

Rs 1 lakh slipper, to be re-auctioned online

Courtesy: Mid Day


It would have been a proud moment for Muntazer al-Zaidi.

One of the followers of the journalist, from Iraq's Al-Baghdadia channel who pioneered the shoe movement by throwing it on former US president George Bush, won a whopping Rs 1.01 lakh for a slipper hurled at author-turned-activist Arundhati Roy.

The slipper, which was auctioned at Jantar Mantar on Thursday, would be put under the hammer again. This time online.

"This is the third most famous piece of footwear after the ones thrown at George Bush and Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao. But I bought this as a symbolic protest against traitors like Arundahti Roy," said Amitabh Kumar, 30, who offered the highest bid for the slipper.

Important Links

1. "An Open Letter To Arundhati Roy"
2. Arundhati Roy advocates terrorism

45 comments:

Rajesh said...

Kudos to Amitabh Kumar for this patriotic act , it was really a great gesture on his part. He has echoed the sentiments of the general people. The traitor deserves many more slaps like these.Not only Arundunhati but everybody or anybody providing her platforms in democratic India should be condemned with full force.

Rajesh Pandit

RANISH said...

wow wow... gud job done..

All the anti -India elements should be treated like this only,,

saddest part is Ms Roy once said Azadi for Kashmir and now debates for pakistan...

One of the best known writers of INDIA(thats what she was reffered after hailing bookers prize)
has no firm stand on issues..

Is she an ISI agent in India...
I strongly feel govt should take action againt her, as she is misguiding people..

She should be banned completely..
speaking against the nation is not democracy.. if she is so worried, y cant she do something benificial for nation.....

or else go to pakistan and solve their problems ( TALIBAN HAS TAKEN OVER)

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Utkarsh 'Ace' G said...

Serves her right. Great to hear that at least some people still respect India's national integrity amidst all the materialism and pseudo secularism that has ruined our great country's culture and origins.

That bitch is lucky I was not there. I would have thrown a dagger at her head.

Morpheus said...

strange how throwing slippers and other such footwear seems to be a fashionable way to express opinions.
Can not we think of new ways of showing disagreement which do not imitate rudeness and disrespect shown by others..or are we equating Bush with Roy..which would be a gross misjudgment in many ways..

very strange..

I dont think i want to associate with slipper throwers..Roys remarks are misleading and inappropriate..however she remains a writer and knows the power of public opinion...could we not deal with her through her own chosen medium of expression? Or is that too laid back for the honorable slipper throwers of this age?

RANISH said...

@ Morpheus

writing against India, prompting youth towards negative direction..
is this a short cut way of gainin public attention???

If roy is so much concerned about pakistan why cant she leave India..
and think about the betterment of our neighbouring nation, as such she is of no use for India...

what has roy done for the betterment of this nation??
- writing against India and indian systems.( and you sell this this in the name of INDIAN democracy).. i wanna ask you has she done anything concrete for this nation??

Aditya Raj Kaul said...

Leave Pakistan, ask her to stay in Kashmir if she so much relates with the so called pain of the mindless separatist elements and calls the brave Jawans in Kashmir as Indian Occupation.

Throwing slippers in of course not a very right way of protest. But, then how do we tackle such 'radical' useless people who abuse and attack our country almsot every now and then? She should be better paraded all over New Delhi on a Donkey..

She isn't someone who can't build a public opinion for good or for development and positive goals. She has always been anti-national, against the minority Kashmiri Pandits, and continues to appease the majority community in Kashmir and now even Pakistan, the capital of Global Islamic Terror.

So rightly this is just another booker her way.. I think this 1 lakh should be utilised to buy some books on 'Kashmir' and its original inhabitants 'Kashmiri pandits'and donate it to this Arundhati Roy, so that she learns history well.

It is worthless to seek media attention and jump into the separtist camp asking for 'aazadi' and further even for merging 'Kashmir' with terrorist state 'Pakistan'. She has gone terribly wrong..

Let her live on LOC for one month..and she will get her 'Aazadi' from her same Islamic Revolutionaries..

RANISH said...

well said Aditya..

Ashutosh Raina said...

Great work Amitabh. We fully support your patriotic gesture.

Dalip Langoo said...

BesharMas DiChaaYekh Mujy Tamy Niyi Kandy Mujy Karith Khyathui!

Ignore EVIL otherwise even their CHAPPLS too u have to purchase for billions of $'rs. EVEN do not spit at them. Let them ask for our spitting and make them realise that they EVEN can not have the dirtiest of the things and let them suffer at the hands of their dreadful destiny ahead! We call them cursed ones who create disharmony around the Globe! These pity individuals give you purpose to fight so bless them and take advantage of every moment that inspires you to fight for your purpose and acheive it anyhow!
Blessings!

Dalip Langoo said...

BesharMas DiChaaYekh Mujy Tamy Niyi Kandy Mujy Karith Khyathui!

Ignore EVIL otherwise even their CHAPPLS too u have to purchase for billions of $'rs. EVEN do not spit at them. Let them ask for our spitting and make them realise that they EVEN can not have the dirtiest of the things and let them suffer at the hands of their dreadful destiny ahead! We call them cursed ones who create disharmony around the Globe! These pity individuals give you purpose to fight so bless them and take advantage of every moment that inspires you to fight for your purpose and acheive it anyhow!
Blessings!

Dalip Langoo said...

BesharMas DiChaaYekh Mujy Tamy Niyi Kandy Mujy Karith Khyathui!

Ignore EVIL otherwise even their CHAPPLS too u have to purchase for billions of $'rs. EVEN do not spit at them. Let them ask for our spitting and make them realise that they EVEN can not have the dirtiest of the things and let them suffer at the hands of their dreadful destiny ahead! We call them cursed ones who create disharmony around the Globe! These pity individuals give you purpose to fight so bless them and take advantage of every moment that inspires you to fight for your purpose and acheive it anyhow!
Blessings!

balendra said...

Bravo.... YUVA we need orgs like you more, Anti-India elements should be treated so... Thanks YUVA and KUMAR..

Sanjay Raina said...

I wouldn't mind contributing collectively to have this shoe bought and preserved for a long time to come.....

SRIRAM said...

If this is really true .Susan arundhati surely deserved the slipper :) .He should have shown some respect and used a chappal ka mala instead :-D

Tushar said...

George Bush
Wen Jiabao
Arundhati Roy
.
.
who is next?

Venkat said...

Great job YUVA!!

This is a better way of protest than what the Owaisi thugs did to Taslima.

Akash said...

she should be given anti bharat ratna.
given to the most disgusting citizen of india

Hari said...

Bravo..... Anti India elements must be treated worse than this...........

Maulick said...

still ppl consider her as secular and a modern woman , ppl feel she is a true indian

shame on those kind ppl and shame on roy

jai hind

Sailash said...

that pimp should be chased out of india to Pakistan where thaliban rule is there.........is she still in India............Shame to all Indians............

Jigga said...

Should've hit the bitch with a blady gadaa!!

Protik Prokash said...

I remember Arundhati Roy's impassioned plea in favour of the displaced due to the Narmada dam projects, and her determination to go to prison for contempt, since it was her view, and that of the thousands displaced in that project, that the views of the affected victims had not been taken into account while considering and finalizing the project.

Just as we are proud to be Indians, still perplexed at how the government can do a flip flop by first casting doubts on the historicity of Sri Rama and thereafter toeing a particular regional line due to political compulsions by trying to demolish the Ram Setu for the Sethu Samudram project, I am proud of our tradition of free speech, yet perplexed at how Ms. Roy could advocate giving "Back" Kashmir as if we had taken it in the first place.

Does she not remember that it was after a duly executed and lawful instrument of Accession, signed by Maharaja of Kashmir, that Kashmir became a part of India? Has she forgotten that Pakistani soldiers thinly disguised as Non State Actor tribals had overrun the valley, and massacred innocents, including Hindus, Christians, and Muslims to take over Kashmir? Does she not remember that M.A. Jinnah practically admitted that it was a Pakistani invasion by assuring Lord Mountbatten and Pt. Nehru that withdrawing the tribals will not be a problem?

Yet if u see the blog site, where we were directed from the link, you will find that those who criticized Roy were balanced by those who support her NOT BECAUSE OF THE MERITS OF HER PRESENT COMMENTS because of her past record. I think she should be given a chance to explain why she advocated non violent agitation which would be radical!!! Otherwise, there could be no dispute with the proposition, that the affected parties should be a part of the dialogue.

Jayadevan said...

That womans citizenship should be nullified..
Btw, this is excellent news..

Shailendra said...

Let this be the trend from now on, wherever she goes.

Preeti S. said...

great news..!

Uttam Pegu said...

Good that she was thrown slippers! The day she got Booker prize, the prestige of Booker prize went down :(

She is one of the worst sickulars who has thousands of complaints against very existence of India but does not leave India.

Jamil Maqsood said...

Some people in India have also pleasing attitude towards Pakistan and they wanted to have cheap publicity in and out. Those people have no sympathy with the uprooted Pundits nor they have any sense of this misery.... we should highlight our concerns with patience and peace ..Peace and hormony will prevail it is our believe....

Susanna Lee said...

she shud b treated like this ... unfortunately she mite be thinking of herself as lady Bush.... bitch..

Lalit said...

Why do we give too much significance to this lady?
May be the media knows people's apathy and to sensanalize things they publish news about her.

Srikanth said...

They threw shoe at a creature who abuses the Indian Army who sacrifice their lives to protect the country. That creature criticized the police who fought terrorists. She even went to the extent of calling them fake encounters. If this is how she respects true patriots of this country then she deserves nothing better than a shoe smacked at her face. Actually that was very kind. Why waste a shoe on such filth.....

Arcane said...

lolllll...i saw here passing by at D-School....didn't know she would get such a nice welcome....wouldn't have missed it for the world.....

'cos i missed Gilani incident as well ..

Sameer said...

no need to give her so much importance,!

Achyut said...

why dont the protestors wielding pakistani flag and Arundhati Suzanne Roy leave for Pakistan - ?

Its better for the nation!

Let this shoe also be declared Indian response- let Arundhati speak for MINORITIES OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR 400,000 OF THEM- who were driven out in bitter Cold night in January 1990

Haider said...

and the last thing i heard ws our PM givin a 1600 crores package for kashmir,
while Arundhati ma'am is hell bent on gifting kashimir to pakistan..way to go,great!!

Lakshmi said...

she shud be made a persona-non-granta by India.

Let her Western backers take her in.

Abhilaksh Sharma said...

yeah the only people she deserves to be with are talibanis. screw her.

Mrinal Bose said...

Throwing a slipper is not only in bad taste, it's downright an insult to one of our foremost independent intellectuals. The problem with us most Indians is, we can't simply put up with the stark truths put forth by Arundhati Roy and her ilk. She surely deserves better treatment and words from us.

VARAD SHARMA said...

KASHSMIR IS AND WILL FOREVER BE A PART OF INDIA...

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Let's not waste any more time..

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Indian said...

Kill this arubdhati roy bloddy b*tch

Syed Ahsan Mohammad said...

You have made a brilliant propaganda blog.
YOu can see the blood of Kashmiri Hindus but you are unable to see the blood of kashmiri muslims including kids of the ages you have shown to drive ppls emotions.

A. Roy is the true intellectual not one of those bastards who appeal one community to kill others because apparently they killed ppl of your community in past.
You guys here are likes of Varun Gandhi, filled with hatred and emotions, Don't u see how many have been killed and how many will be killed in all these fighting for land. All this in the name of patriotism shit.

There is a lot for you guys to Learn from past.
Did you not hear Hitler superiority speech?
Did you not hear Varun(the hateful gandhi's) hateful speech?
Did you forgot What Krishna said to Arjuna "Fight without hatred"?
Did you not see you have becaome what you hated, You hated English men and became the same oppressive rulers, likes fo you supported riots, hate speech, mosque demolition and god knows what not.

And by any means, i didn't meant that Kashmiri pundits haven't suffered and that Kashmir s not their land but what needs to be reminded to you guys is you ain't alone in suffering the fight.

Sweet Bull said...

Throwing slippers seems to have become a new fashion. Buying thrown slippers is even more stupid. What is interesting to note is that a muslim threw the slippers, but what is unfortunate is that the slippers were thrown by a male. That is simply not our culture - infact, that is even more Talibanic style.

When these leftist elements are poor we call them Naxalites; when they're rich & famous they're given Booker prizes and media coverage - wtf is wrong with us! And this Arundhati Roy is a particular example of a pain the ass - first she fomented trouble in Gujarat where the Narmada Dam issue was made into an ego problem and several villages (including mine) denied water for the years it took to finally get a guy like Modi into power and move these idiots the hell out of the way. How many poor farmers died or went into debt was never covered - only the fact that tribals were losing lands that they would anyways be compensated for by Gujarat government and which anyways they should not have claimed since they're nomadic. Such bitches should have their citizenship stripped from them and exiled to Pakistan's Swat Valley where she can continue to fend for Taliban behind a burkha.

Truth said...

@Syed Ahsan Mohammad

do i have to say the list of muslim terrorism in kashmir..or any other part of india..or to the whole world what urs muslim brothers are doing...shit that babri masjid who goes there except 7/8 mullas that masjid was junkyard..a bhoot bangla ghost house should be broken down nothing wrong in it...as that ayodha lord rams birth place...do u people allow any non-muslim worship place to build in any muslim country especially saudi-arabia...mekkah ?
just google and see how many temples is broken in kashmir alone and other parts of india ...(ahh that u wont do because its against urs islam RIGHT)..AND U NOT GIVEN EXAMPLE OF URS PROPHET MOAHAMMAD HOW MANY PEOPLE HE KILLED..Just for one thing CONVERTION and that same thing followed by his barbaric followers mughals and now islamic terroist all over the world..

when some 2/3 people died by security forces bymistake u people come on the road .do rallies and start stoneing make anti-india comments..(worked under the hand of that ugly terrorist group hurriyat the pro-porkistani) but when innocent got killed by these pakistani terrorist in kashmir or anyother part of india that time u people dont come on the road or make any anti-pakistan slogans ... bloddy hypocratic morons... u know why because they are muslim..same blood

naamroopa said...

which god has the most number of temples in india.?
lets see we fanatic indians
who are exploiting kashmiris because they are muslims
(according to arundhati roy)
are worshipping a muslim
named sai baba
sai baba has more temples in india than shiva or vishnu.
is such a thing possible in any other culture or region on earth. and yet this woman makes such false statements against hinduism the sanest religion of them all.