Creating an anti-India scene, supporters of controversial separatist leader Masarat Alam waved Pakistani flags and raised pro-Pakistan slogan at a rally held at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. The controversial rally was commanded by Masarat Alam, who was released recently from prison, to welcome Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
Reacting to the controversial rally, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have filed a case against the Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and separatist leader Masarat Alam under Unlawful Activities (Preventions) Act. During the rally, hundreds of supporters waved Pakistani flag right in front of the Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader GVL Narasimha Rao expressed his objection against scene terming it as condemnable. “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 it so that message clearly goes out to Pakistan supporters that it will not be accepted,” he said.
Geelani, who returned after spending few months in Delhi, was taken to his Hyderpora residence from the airport in the procession led by Alam.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, regarding the issue, spoke with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and asked him to take tough action against the separatists. “Strictest possible action should be taken against those involved in it,” the Union Home Minister directed CM Sayeed.