Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has assured action after Pakistani flags were once again waved at Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s rally . He said such action will not be tolerated.
“We will take strict action against whosoever is found guilty. Law will take its own course. We had acted against Masarat Alam as well.” The rally held in Tral in South Kashmir, which was the first in seven years by the separatist leader in the terrorism-infested township, witnessed pro-Pakistan sloganeering and waving of Pakistani flags.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh also condemned the waving of Pakistani flags said he was confident that the Sayeed government would rise to the occasion and take steps to ensure such incidents do not recur.
“We (BJP and Central government) expect that he (Chief Minister) will live up to the expectations of people and the nation (by ensuring swift action in such incidents),” Singh, whose party BJP is part of the ruling coalition government in the state, said.
“It (waving of Pak flags) is condemnable. The government has reiterated time and again that there is no place for Pakistani flags being hoisted, but at the same time, I would hasten to add that the government in the state is capable of handling any situation like this and we expect that they would rise to the occasion,” he said.
Earlier also Pakistani flags were waved at a rally of Geelani, which triggered a lot of debate in the Parliament.
BJP, alliance partner of PDP in J&K had also reacted sharply. Senior leader Ram Madhav had said, “We have acted tough. We will not tolerate such pro Pakistani slogans. An FIR has been registered against Masarat. He is likely to be arrested soon. It is not the question of how long we will tolerate. But we have given a tough message to state government to take action immediately.”