Kashmir doesn`t need more bloodshed in its name: Omar Abdullah to Arvind Kejriwal
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 20:55
Zee Media Bureau/Manisha Singh

New Delhi: In response to a comment made by Aam Aadmi convener Arvind Kejriwal, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday that the state did not need to shed more blood in its name.

Omar posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - “Enough good people have died in the name of Kashmir, it doesn't need more bloodshed in its name.”

The comment was made by Omar after Delhi Chief Minister condemned that attack on AAP's Kaushambi office saying that the attackers could kill him if that would help in solving the Kashmir issue. He said, "If they think by killing me or Prashant Bhushan, the Kashmir issue will get resolved, then they should tell me the place and date when they want to kill me and I'll go."

He also clarified that he had made the party's stand clear on the issue of referendum and reiterated that J&K was an integral part of India. AAP leader and Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan had suggested that a referendum should be carried out in J&K to decide whether the Army should be withdrawn from the state for internal security.

Bhushan had later said that his comments had been misinterpreted.

Around 40 activists attacked AAP office today. They broke flower pots kept outside and tore up posters. Some glass doors were also smashed.

First Published: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 19:46

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