"My son never meant that Kashmir is not an integral part of India. It is an integral part of India. He had just asked for a plebiscite in Kashmir to know the public opinion," Shanti Bhushan told PTI by telephone. Bhushan said heavy deployment of security forces has created a sense of unease in the Kashmiris and security forces should be withdrawn for at least two years to give a sigh of relief to them.
The leading advocate also sought a new law to give protection to leaders and luminaries who speak on the matters concerning the country. "Everyone has a right to speak under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution and physical assault for just giving a statement should be a non-bailable offence with imprisonment of minimum five years," Bhushan said.