The Indian Army has been used against its own people every day since 1947, writer Arundhati Roy said recently.
Speaking during the release of the Tamil translation of her annotated book on BR Ambedkar’s essay Annihilation of Caste, Roy said that the Army had been deployed in numerous places across India including Nagaland, Mizoram, Junagadh, Kashmir, and Chhattisgarh.
She also said that she would speak briefly as she was already facing a criminal case. She said that nobody could today, say what Dr. Ambedkar said in 1936. “What would happen if somebody said, like he said, in Annihilation of Caste, that to the untouchable, Hinduism is a veritable chamber of horrors. That person would be put into jail, right?” she said.
Watch the full video of the 15-minute speech here, uploaded on YouTube by Shruti TV.