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Kashmir was never integral part of India: Arundhati

Booker prize winner and Human rights activist, Arundhati Roy adressing a seminar titiled "Whither Kashmir ? Freedom or enslavment ? which was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) in Srinagar, on Sunday, October 25, 2010. Eminent journalists, human rights activists, lawyers participated in the daylong seminar.   | Photo Credit: NISSAR AHMAD

Activist Arundhati Roy, who created a controversy by questioning Jammu and Kashmir's accession to the Union, on Sunday said the State was never an integral part of India.

“Kashmir has never been an integral part of India. It is a historical fact. Even the Indian government has accepted this,” the Booker Prize winner said.

Ms. Roy alleged that India became “colonising power” soon after its Independence from the British rule.

She was speaking at a seminar on the theme ‘Wither Kashmir: Freedom or enslavement' organised by the Coalition of Civil Societies (CCS) here.


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