Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

22 January 2014

Mary Roy, women rights activist and mother of Man Booker prize winner Arundhati Roy, has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Roy, who received the party membership from state AAP functionaries here on , said she expected the new party would bring about a qualitative change in politics.

“Most other have become outdated and cannot bring about a change. A change is essential and I expect AAP will strive for that,” she said.

Roy successfully fought a prolonged battle for establishing inheritance right of Keralite Syrian Christian over properties.

She is also an educator and campaigner for women’s rights and social justice.

Last week, Malayalam novelist and campaigner Sara Joseph joined AAP.


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