"There is too much of freedom in India that some Indians themselves taking advantage of this and destroying the country. There are no limits to the way they are using this freedom," the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir told reporters here when asked about the recent controversial speech of Roy on the state's accession to India. Asked if people such as Roy were exploiting the freedom of speech, the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy said, "The country has given the freedom, it is up to them how they use this freedom. It is for them to realise what is right and what is wrong. What to say and what not to say is for a person to decide."
While participating in a seminar recently, Roy had said, "Kashmir has never been an integral part of India. It is an historical fact. Even the Indian Government has accepted this". She had also alleged that India had become a "colonising power" soon after its independence from British rule.