Pakistan invites separatist leader Masarat Alam for ‘Pakistan Day’
New Delhi: Along with other separatist leaders, Pakistan has invited militant-turned-separatist leader Masarat Alam to its High Commission in Delhi for Pakistan Day.
The separatist leader has confirmed that he received the invitation. He, however, will not attend the function for personal reasons.
Masarat was released recently by the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir amid uproar by the opposition parties. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh had to speak in Parliament on the issue, where they assured that national security would not be compromised.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had also said that Masarat would remain under scrutiny.
The Pakistan High Commission had also invited Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for the function, who met High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Monday.
Last year, India had suspended secretary-level talks with Pakistan when its High Commissioner met separatist leaders.
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