Hostile Conditions for those Who meet Masarat: Muslim League

Riyaz Ul Khaliq

SRINAGAR

Muslim League (ML) Thursday said that it fears that its incarcerated chairperson might be shifted to any jail outside J&K.

Addressing a press conference at its headquarter in Srinagar, ML acting chairperson, Muhammad Yusuf Mir said, “there are no basis for the present detention of Masarat Alam.”

“When quashed his PSA last time and the person who was sent with release order was harassed by authorities in Kotbalwal,” Mir alleged. “Hostile conditions are being made for those who try to meet Masarat. Now his relatives too fear visiting him in jail.”

Mir further said, “waiving Pakistani flags in J&K is not new and it is happening since 1947. Masarat is heartbeat of youth of Kashmir.”

He said that jail authorities allege now that “Masarat is dictating and guiding his jail mates now”. “We fear a situation is emerging that Masarat is being shifted outside in J&K jail.”

Mir said, “court verdicts are not respected in J&K. Masarat was rearrested after just being released from Jail in Kotbalwal and again a PSA was slapped on him.”

Muslim League also expressed anguish over the ban on sale of beef in the state and urged people to sacrifice bovine on Eid-ul-Adha.

The Muslim League leaders urged people to sacrifice bovine animals on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha to earn “double reward”. “One is that you are sacrificing a bovine on Eid and another is that you are defying man-made law,” he said.

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