Masarat Alam says 'I'm relaxed' as BJP, PDP clash over his release

A day after being released from Baramulla prison, chief of Muslim League and senior Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam on Sunday said that the reality on the ground doesn't change with the change in governments.

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2015, 16:34 PM IST
Masarat Alam says 'I'm relaxed' as BJP, PDP clash over his release

Srinagar: A day after being released from Baramulla prison, chief of Muslim League and senior Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam on Sunday said that the reality on the ground doesn't change with the change in governments.

Alam, who was lodged in the Baramulla jail since 2010 after he was arrested for organising anti-India protests across the Kashmir valley, said that since he has spent most of the time in jails, it will not be a big deal if he gets arrested again.

“Since my childhood, I've spent most of the time in jails. It will not be a big deal if I get arrested again,” Alam was quoted as saying by ANI.

Further, while taking dig at newly-formed PDP-BJP government, Alam said that the reality on the ground doesn't change with the change in governments.

He also said, “I'm feeling relaxed, spending time with my family. It's just a normal release, has been done in a legal way. From a small jail I've come to a big jail.”

Meanwhile, state BJP leaders are scheduled to hold a meeting at Jammu today to discuss Alam's release.

Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed had said all separatist leaders under detention would be released.

State police chief K. Rajendra Kumar had also said the release of separatist leaders from detention would soon begin after receiving orders from the chief minister.

Alam had evaded arrest for months during the 2010 unrest. He had made fiery speeches at sensitive places.

Alam belongs to the Muslim League and is believed to be close to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani.

(With Agency inputs)