Pertinently, Masarat Alam and others were alleged for waiving Pakistani flags in a rally at Hyderpora which was organized by Hurriyat Conference (G) to welcome its chairman who returned to valley from winter stay in New Delhi. An FIR against Syed Ali Geelani, Masarat Alam and Peer Saif Ullah was registered by police. Early Friday Masarat Alam was arrested and shifted to Budgam police station.
The PDP said that senior separatist leader Masarat Alam had been arrested under procedure and not due to the pressure reportedly brought on it by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh or Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
“Masarat Alam is not arrested under pressure; he has been arrested under procedure,” PDP youth wing president Waheed-Ur-Rehman Parra said. “There are charges filed against him in the Budgam police station.”
“The law is taking its own course, this is nothing to do with the politics, or from the Home Minister’s pressure or the Chief Minister’s pressure,” he added.
Parra said that the hoisting of the Pakistani flag was unjustifiable and added that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed went on record to say that this is not allowed.
“We are here to give them space in a democratic way, not if they try to instigate trouble, or try to create an anti-peace situation at the time when the tourist season is at its peak,” he further said.