India must reciprocate Pakistan’s talks offer: Mirwaiz Masarrat’s detention denounced
SRINAGAR—The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League has said that the puppet administration is hell bent upon prolonging the illegal detention of its Chairman and senior Hurriyet leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt.
The JKML General Secretary, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, in an interview in Srinagar said that Masarrat Aalam Butt was time and again booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act, on false charges and so far he had spent 19 years in different jails.
He said that since 1990, the JKML Chairman had been booked under 49 FIRs and in most of the cases, the courts had acquitted him and bailed him out.
He said that there was no justification for the puppet administration to keep Masarrat Aalam Butt under custody, terming the action as political vendetta.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, 14the Chairman of his own Hurriyet forum, addressing a gathering at Khaniyar here urged India to give up its intransigent attitude and reciprocate Pakistan’s offer for talks to settle all issues between the two countries including the Kashmir dispute.
Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman, Nafees Zakaria, addressing the weekly press briefing, the other day, had said that Pakistan was ready for talks whenever India was ready and underlined that dialogue was the best option to resolve all outstanding issues.
Mirwaiz said that the pro-India parties are making Kashmiris economically, politically and socially dependent on India.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a public gathering in Srinagar said that in the name of colonies for retired Indian soldiers and the new industrial policy, every tactic was being the support of people, would oppose any such move by the authorities tooth and nail.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while glowing tributes would be paid to Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, martyrs of Hawal and all