New Delhi, Jan 8 IBNS | 7 months ago

Protesting against the Kashmir referendum remark of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan, activists of Hindu Rakshak Sena on Wednesday vandalised the AAP office at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad.


An AAP leader said: "Around 1105 they came. They were 30 to 40 people. They shouted negative slogans. They were hurling abuses."

Police said no one was injured. They were holding red flags and shouting slogans.

They pelted stones and damaged the premises of the AAP office.

"We reacted immediately after we got the information. We will see who are the people," said a senior police official at the site.

Coming under attack for his statement over a referendum in Kashmir, Prashant Bhushan on Monday said his comment was being misinterpreted and that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India.

In his statement, Bhushan said, "Headlines Today and Aaj Tak has sensationalised my statement."

AAP member Dilip Pandey read out Bhushan's statement, which said, "It is a prerogative of the state to deploy armed forces for the security of the state."

Bhushan said, "The AAP is of the view that Kashmir is an integral part of India. Needless to say that I share this view."

His statement claimed that in the interview to a news channel, he said 'impunity of AFSPA should be removed in order to win the hearts of the people of Kashmir'.

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

(Posted on 08-01-2014)