Vancouver and Surrey social-justice activists protest contempt charge against Arundhati Roy
by Charlie Smith | The Georgia Straight | January 2nd, 2016
The judicial persecution of a prominent Indian author and essayist has riled activists around Vancouver.
Many of them gathered in Surrey to protest a charge of contempt of court filed against Booker Prize-winning Delhi writer Arundhati Roy.
The demonstration included Chinmoy Banerjee, Parminder Swaich, Hardev Singh, Harbhajan Cheema, Harinder Mahil, Jai Birdi, and Avtar Gill, all of whom belong to different progressive groups in the Lower Mainland. Continue reading