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Centre receives J&K government's report on Masarat Alam's release from jail, may issue advisory

Mar 09, 2015 09:17 AM IST India India
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New Delhi: The Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government in Jammu and Kashmir has submitted a detailed report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on separatist leader Masarat Alam's release.

Sources said it is a factual report in which the state government has said that under the legal circumstances, continuation of Alam's arrest was not possible.

The sources said the Centre is likely to issue advisory regarding such releases and ask the state government to take care of the timing and other circumstances.

The report has been submitted just ahead of the likelihood of the opposition parties cornering the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Monday on the issue.

The Home Minister is likely clarify the government's stand on the issue.

The Home Ministry on Sunday asked Jammu and Kashmir government for a report on the release of Alam on the orders of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

"It will be great security risk and threat to the peace in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly Kashmir Valley, where he has triggered two major stone pelting agitation in which large number persons lost lives in valley", a senior police officer said.

The Panthers Party called for 48-hour bandh in the Jammu and Kashmir against the release Alam.

Alam, the alleged mastermind of the 2010 stone pelting incidents in which over 100 young men and boys were killed, walking out of Baramulla Jail has not gone down well with Peoples Democratic Party ally Bharatiya Janata Party which said it could spell 'danger' to the ruling coalition while the security establishment felt there could be a major threat to peace in J&K.

Bristling with anger and left red-faced by Alam's release the BJP hit back at its ally.

"This coalition will be in danger as we will never accept this. We will protest against the release of this anti-India leader," state BJP youth wing chief and MLA from Nowshera Ravinder Raina said.