Masarat Alam got 7 calls from Pakistan, Home Minister calls Sayeed for arrest
New Delhi: Separatist leader Masarat Alam received 7 calls from Pakistan after he participated in an anti-India protest in Srinagar, sources said. He was booked under UAPA, minutes after the rally.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh called up Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Thursday, asking him to put him behind bars for raising pro-Pakistan slogans.
Sources say Centre is unhappy over Jammu and Kashmir government’s reluctance to arrest Alam.
Masarat Alam on Wednesday sparked a fresh row of controversy after he was seen waving Pakistan's flag at a rally in Srinagar.
The incident has led to widespread criticism over Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufit Mohammad Sayeed's move to release the separatist leader.
Earlier, Alam was released from Baramulla prison following the new Jammu and Kashmir government's policy to free political prisoners who do not face criminal charges.
Alam is the chairman of Muslim League, a constituent of hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and is widely seen as the latter's successor.
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