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'If Omar questioned Kashmir merger with India, he should quit'

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that if his Jammu and Kashmir counterpart Omar Abdullah has questioned the merger of Kashmir with India, he should quit his post.

bhopal Updated: Nov 02, 2010 12:26 IST

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that if his Jammu and Kashmir counterpart Omar Abdullah has questioned the merger of Kashmir with India, he should quit his post.

"If Omar Abdullah had said that Kashmir had not merged with India, then he should leave his post," Chouhan told reporters last evening.

He also said that criminal proceedings should be initiated against writer Arundhati Roy and veteran Kashmir Hurriyat leader Sayed Ali Gilani for sedition.

"Nobody could be allowed to attack the country's unity and sovereignty in the name of freedom of speech. Allowing this sort of freedom of speech would definitely send a wrong signal to the people," the Chief Minister said.

When asked about 'saffron terrorism', Chouhan said, "Those who talk of saffron terrorism are directly attacking Indian culture."