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
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.
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