NEW DELHI (Agencies) Indian author Arundhati Roy, facing possible sedition charges over remarks she made about disputed Occupied Kashmir, said on Tuesday she had only been calling for justice for the region. The Booker prize-winning novelist and human rights campaigner is facing the threat of arrest following her Kashmir remarks. Indias Home Ministry is reported to have told police in Delhi that a case of sedition may be registered against Roy and APHC leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for remarks they made at the weekend. Under Section 124A of the Indian penal code, those convicted of sedition face punishments ranging from a fine to life imprisonment. Roys statement came after police in New Delhi said they are weighing whether to bring sedition charges against the Booker prize-winning author over comments she made about Kashmir in recent days. In a statement the author of the novel The God of Small Things refused to backtrack, saying her remarks urging azadi or freedom for Kashmir were fundamentally a call for justice. I said what millions of people here say every day. I said what I, as well as other commentators, have written and said for years. Anybody who cares to read the transcripts of my speeches will see that they were fundamentally a call for justice, she said in an emailed statement. Arundhati, who has emerged in recent years as a prominent social activist, has spoken out on two occasions in recent days on Kashmir. I spoke about justice for the people of Kashmir who live under one of the most brutal military occupations in the world; for Kashmiri Pandits who live out the tragedy of having been driven out of their homeland; for Dalit soldiers killed in Kashmir whose graves I visited on garbage heaps in their villages in Cuddalore; for the Indian poor who pay the price of this occupation in material ways and who are now learning to live in the terror of what is becoming a police state. After describing her meetings with people caught up in the Kashmir violence, she said: Some have accused me of giving 'hate speeches, of wanting India to break up. On the contrary, what I say comes from love and pride. It comes from not wanting people to be killed, raped, imprisoned or have their fingernails pulled out in order to force them to say they are Indians. It comes from wanting to live in a society that is striving to be a just one. Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds. Pity the nation that needs to jail those who ask for justice, while communal killers, mass murderers, corporate scamsters, looters, rapists, and those who prey on the poorest of the poor roam free. The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has objected strongly to Roys remarks, calling them seditious and accusing the Congress-led government of looking the other way by not taking any legal action against Roy. Indian Law Minister Veerappa Moily said the comments were most unfortunate. While there is freedom of speech, it cant violate the patriotic sentiments of the people, Moily said, according to the Press Trust of India. Moily sidestepped questions about the sedition charges, saying he had yet to see the file on the matter.