Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan has said the attack on him was "fascist" and it will not change his view that the country should hold a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir.
"People can oppose my views, but they can't beat me up," said Bhushan in an interview to CNN-IBN on Thursday. Three men got into Bhushan's chambers on Wednesday evening and assaulted him for his views on Kashmir. Two of them left behind pamphlets claiming they were the members of the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena and accused Bhushan of indulging in anti-India activities.
"If defending a victim of police atrocity is seditious, then I am happy to be called one. I have no regrets on my remarks on Kashmir. those are my views," Bhushan said in the interview. "Are we saying Kashmir issue can not be discussed openly and freely?"
"To say my remarks seditious is absurd. We cannot allow to situation to go out of hand in kashmir," he said.
Bhushan said it was "absurd" to call his views on Kashimir seditious and demanded a ban on violent organisations. "Such groups must answer if they subscribe to Indian constitution. Thay can't be patriots," he said. Bhushan, who is a prominent member of a campaign demanding a strong Jan Lokpal bill, said his views on Kashmir are personal.
The pamphlets left behind by his attackers accused Bhushan of indulging in anti-India activities. A case of voluntarily causing hurt, criminal trespass and criminal conspiracy has been registered against the three men, all of whom are now under arrest. Bagga arrested