Shiv Sena protests against separatist Masarat Alam's release

 Shiv Sena activists in Punjab on Thursday staged a protest against the release of separatist leader Masarat Alam and criticised the Mufti Sayeed government in Jammu and Kashmir for its alleged "anti-national policies".

PTI| Updated: Mar 19, 2015, 20:21 PM IST

Phagwara: Shiv Sena activists in Punjab on Thursday staged a protest against the release of separatist leader Masarat Alam and criticised the Mufti Sayeed government in Jammu and Kashmir for its alleged "anti-national policies".

Sena's state vice president Inderjit Karwal said that protesters held a march and demonstration against the Mufti government and raised slogans against it as well as BJP for supporting it.

They flayed the release of separatist leader Masarat Alam.

Starting from Hanumangarhi temple, the protesters converged at Sugar Mill crossing on National Highway 1 and burnt Mufti's effigy.

Addressing protesters, Karwal asked the Centre to sack the "Mufti government" for the sake of "national security".

He demanded that Alam be put in jail again.

Accusing the BJP of double speak and dubbing its decision to ally with PDP a "monumental blunder", Karwal demanded that BJP should dissociate itself from PDP and withdraw its support to the Mufti government.

He expressed apprehensions that the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra won't be "safe" if Mufti continued in power.