Allahabad: A senior Congress leader asked noted writer and activist Arundhati Roy to withdraw her statement on Kashmir, saying it was ‘contrary to historical facts’ and could mislead the nation and the international community.
Reacting to the comment made by the writer at a seminar in Kashmir on Sunday, AICC member Satya Prakash Malaviya said, “It was really surprising to see such an irresponsible statement from someone who is one of the country’s best-known writers.”
“She must withdraw her statement which is contrary to historical facts and could mislead the nation as well as the international community,” he said.
The Booker Prize winning author had said “Kashmir has never been an integral part of India. It is a historical fact.”
Even the Indian government has accepted this.