The Delhi chief minister said Bhushan had clarified that he did not want a referendum in Kashmir. Reiterating his stand on Kashmir, Kejriwal said it was an integral part of India and nobody could separate it from the country.
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“Army deployment in various parts of the country is a matter of internal security assessment, which is done by the government. The sentiments of local people should be respected in such decisions,” he said, adding that the issue cannot be solved by a referendum.
Bhushan had recently said a referendum should be carried out in Kashmir to decide on deployment of the army to deal with security threats in the Valley.
Addressing the attackers, who claimed to be members of a right-wing group named Hindu Raksha Dal, Kejriwal said, “No god can create such a ‘sena’ (army) that attacks the offices and houses of people. It is against the principles of Lord Rama. I am also a Hindu.” A group of 25-30 men attacked and vandalised the AAP headquarters to protest Bhushan's Kashmir remarks.
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