Panthers Party calls for 2-day Jammu bandh over Masarat's release

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Mar 08, 2015 18:45 IST

Seeking dismissal of the Mufti Sayeed government over the release of top separatist leader Masarat Alam, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Sunday announced a two-day bandh in Jammu, starting Sunday.

"We have called a two-day bandh from today over the decision of the state government... It is a decision against the nation, how can BJP now call itself a nationalist (party)," JKNPP patron Bhim Singh said on Sunday.

Demanding the state government to be done away with for its decision, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister and the RSS should now come out and clarify their stand of their government in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Masarat is not a political prisoner. He was involved in the stone pelting agitation directed against the country. How can the BJP-partnered government release him," he said.

"If BJP says that there was no consent from their side to this decision, is the government in comma or where do they figure in the government decision making," he said.

The JKNPP activists said that they held protest demonstrations in Jammu and Udhampur against the state government over the release of Alam.

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