Anti-India Rally in Srinagar: Nothing wrong in people waving Pakistan flags, says Masarat Alam

| Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 18:19
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NEW DELHI: After being booked for ‘unlawful activities’, separatist leader Masrat Alam, recently released from jail said that he did not find anything wrong in people waving flags of Pakistan in India, even as Centre asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to take strict action against all those who participated in the anti-India rally in Srinagar. (Also Read: Separatists’ Rally in J&K: Rajnath Singh talks to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, seeks strict action)

“I did not personally wave Pakistani flags, people did, but I do not find anything wrong in it,” he said.

Alam who was freed last month on the orders of J&K Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed last month claimed that waving of Pakistani flags by people is nothing new. “It has been happening from 1947,” he said.

An uptown Hyderpora locality of Srinagar city was gathered with people to welcome hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani who returned to the Valley on Wednesday after remaining in New Delhi during winter for health reasons. Alam was a part of a procession being held there and was flanked by youth, who raised anti-India slogans and displayed Pakistan flags. The slogans uttered by the group were pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom. (Also Read: SRINAGAR: Masrat Alam booked for unlawful activities)

An FIR has been lodged against Masrat Alam under the unlawful activities act in a local police station.

In the mean time, commenting on the same, J&K CM explained that the law will take its own course.

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