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Kashmir is an integral part of India: Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi: AAP leader Prashant Bhushan said Monday that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India and there was no question of challenging its accession to the country.Under attack for reportedly advocating a
IANS January 06, 2014 19:59 IST
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New Delhi: AAP leader Prashant Bhushan said Monday that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India and there was no question of challenging its accession to the country.

Under attack for reportedly advocating a referendum on army deployment in Jammu and Kashmir, Bhushan said the deployment of armed forces in large numbers in the state must be done with people's wishes.

"The AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) is of the view that Kashmir is an integral part of India. Needless to say that I share this view," he said in a statement here.

"Any reference to referendum shouldn't be misconstrued to mean plebiscite on Kashmir's relationship with India," he added.

He said he had told two television channels that there was considerable alienation "among the people of Kashmir which is primarily because of the human rights excesses by the security forces".