Masrat Row: Opposition Demands Dismissal of Mufti Govt

KL Report


Opposition parties on Tuesday demanded dismissal of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed led government in Jammu and Kashmir for releasing Hurriyat leader Masrat Alam Bhat.

Masrat was released from sub jail Baramulla on Mrch 7 after four and a half years.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, AIADMK leader P Venugopal said his party was “not satisfied” with the explanation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the issue given to the House yesterday.

He wanted to know what sort of clarification has been sought by the Centre from the state government.

Modi had yesterday denounced the release of Masrat and Rajnath Singh had said his ministry had sought clarifications from the state government over the issue.

Venugopal said, “what has added insult to injury is that the state Chief Minister has asked the police to release a dozen more separatists including some political prisoners.

He said the BJP has to come out of the coalition government in the state and the Centre should ban PDP for taking up the separatist cause.

His party colleague Anwar Raza said the Mufti government should be dismissed as it was “acting against sovereignty of the nation.”


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