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The News Minute| August 3, 2014| 4.30 pm IST In an inquiry into author and activist Arundhati Roy’s controversial speech at a Kerala University last month, the police have sought for the video of the function from university officials. A complaint had been made against Roy’s speech in which she said Mahatma Gandhi had 'casteist tendencies'. Roy was sevrely criticised by the Kerala assembly speaker and other politicians.  The police are examining a clipping to decide whether her remarks were defamatory or not, and based on that they would initiate any action against her. A senior police officer told The News Minute that it is unlikely a case would be filed, in spite of the criticism. The officer added that even if a case was to be filed, it would not hold much water Roy had gone to the university to deliver a lecture in honour of Kerala’s 19th century Dalit liberation leader, Ayyankali. The event was organised by the Ayyankali Chair of the Department of History of the university.

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