In­dia must re­cip­ro­cate Pak­istan’s talks of­fer: Mir­waiz Masar­rat’s de­ten­tion de­nounced

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

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

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