10/29/2010 01:23 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

India Drops Charges Against Award Winning Author Arundhati Roy

India has decided against prosecuting award-winning author and activist Arundhati Roy for sedition after she spoke out about the disputed region of Kashmir, an official said on Friday.

Roy, winner of the prestigious Booker award for her novel The God of Small Things in 1997, is a fierce critic of India's tactics in Kashmir, where protests against New Delhi have claimed more than 100 lives since June.


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