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Prashant Bhushan beaten up; attackers justify 'brutal' act

Prashant Bhushan
New Delhi, Oct 12: Eminent lawyer, Prashant Bhushan has been assaulted in his office on Wednesday, Oct 12. Within an hour, a group called Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena claimed the responsibility of the attack and tried to justify their act.

Updating their status in Facebook, the group said, "we hit prashant bhushan hard in his chamber in supreme court.if u will try to break my nation,i will break ur heads."

Mr Bhushan was attacked by three persons who barged into his chamber in the Supreme Court. They brutally beat and dragged Mr Bhushan who fell on the floor.

Mr Bhushan filed an FIR against the attackers. Police arrested one person while the other two attackers managed to escape the place. The arrested attacker, however, claimed that people in Mr Bhushan's chambers had attacked them (attackers) first.

Mr Bhushan had reportedly claimed that Kashmir should be separated from India. However, Bhushan, who was shocked after being attacked in his own chamber, claimed that he is being targeted for favouring referendum in Kashmir. Referendum is a popular vote by the electorate whether to approve a specific legislative act.

Meanwhile, different media reports claimed that Mr Bhushan was attacked as he, in an interview, had said that Kashmiri people should be given 'azadi' if they don't want to live with India and also reportedly recommended the withdrawal of Indian army from Kashmir.

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