Thursday, August 12, 1999
Arundhati Roy back in Narmada valley
INDORE: Booker prize winner Arundhati Roy,
who led the 'Rally for Valley' last week, returned to Narmada
valley today even as the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader
Pedha Patkar, along with 50 other NBA activists, was arrested by the Maharashtra police at Domkhedi yesterday, reports PTI.
The Jhabua Superintendent of Police (SP), G S Meena told
PTI that Roy along with NBA activist Chittarupa Palit and film
producer Anurag Singh airdashed here yesterday and after a
brief halt left for Barwani district on their way to
They would proceed to Kakarana via Alirajpur and then to
Jalsindhi via boat following refusal by Gujarat government to
allow them to reach the spot via Hapeshwar, he added.
Elaborate arrangements have been made at Kakarana to
ensure roy's safe journey to Jalsindhi, he said.
Meanwhile, an NBA spokesman here said Medha Patkar has
been taken by Maharashtra police to Dhadgaon in Nandurbar
A second batch of NBA activists had replaced those taken
to Dhadgaon, he added.