Rajouri: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravinder Raina on Saturday opposed the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to release hard-line Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam from the prison after the state government adopted a policy to free political prisoners who do not face criminal charges.
"Any move by the state government to release anti national, Pakistan supporters, separatist leaders and terrorists from jail would lead to serious consequences. BJP outrightly rejects this move and demands the abolition of surrender and rehabilitation policy. This policy is an insult to the security forces, Indian Army and the nationalist people of Jammu , Kashmir and Laddak," said Raina.
Raina further demanded stern action against separatist leaders, whom he held responsible for terrorism in the state.
"Bharatiya Janata Party demands stern action against people like Yasin Malik, Ali Shah Geelani, Masarat Alam and all other separatist leaders who have always created trouble in Jammu and Kashmir. These people are responsible for the terrorism in the state. BJP will never ever allow these leaders to flourish their agenda in Jammu and Kashmir," he said.
Leader of the hard-line-faction of Hurriyat Masarat Alam was released from Baramulla prison today following the new government's policy to free political prisoners who do not face criminal charges.
Alam is the chairman of Muslim League, a constituent of hard-line Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and is widely seen as the latter's successor.
He had been convicted for organizing an anti-India protests resulting into the death of 112 people in stone pelting across the Valley during 2010.
Earlier on Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed had directed the police to start the process of releasing political prisoners who do not face any criminal charges.