SRINAGAR: Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam waved the Pakistani flag on Wednesday to welcome Kasmiri Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani at a rally in Srinagar.
According to media reports, Kashmiri leaders had arranged a rally against the cruelties of the Indian state in Kashmir
The Times of India reported that Alam also allegedly chanted pro-Pakistani slogans during the rally.
The 44-years-old, Masarat Alam, is allegedly the key organizer of the gigantic protests in 2010 that witnessed Kashmiris clashing for months with Indian army and police personnel. Approximately 100 people were killed in the violence. He was set free controversially from Baramulla jail in March, days after the people’s Democratic Party or PDP’s Mufti Muhammad Sayed took over as chief minister at the head of a government in which the BJP partners.
“It is highly objectionable and condemnable. The slogans which were raised were pro Pakistan and Pakistan flags, it is unacceptable. Mufti should take cognizance of its so that message clearly goes out to Pakistan supporters that it will not be accepted,” said the BJP’s GVL Narasimha Rao after this happened.
This is likely to be renewed criticism of the verdict to release Masarat Alam from the prison. When he was set free, Opposition parties attacked the BJP-led central government.