Kashmir an integral part of India: Shanti Bhushan

Days after his son was attacked for advocating plebiscite, Shanti Bhushan said Prashant never meant that J&K is not an integral part of India.

Ghaziabad: Days after his son was attacked
by some right-wing activists for advocating plebiscite
in Jammu and Kashmir, former law minister and team Anna member
Shanti Bhushan today said Prashant never meant that the state
is not an integral part of India.

"My son never meant that Kashmir is not an integral part
of India. It is an integral part of India. He had just asked
for a plebiscite in Kashmir to know the public opinion,"
Shanti Bhushan said.

Bhushan said heavy deployment of security forces has
created a sense of unease in the Kashmiris and security forces
should be withdrawn for at least two years to give a sigh of
relief to them.

The leading advocate also sought a new law to give
protection to leaders and luminaries who speak on the matters
concerning the country.

"Everyone has a right to speak under Article 19(1)(a)
of the Constitution and physical assault for just giving a
statement should be a non-bailable offence with imprisonment
of minimum five years," Bhushan said.

PTI

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