A day after J&K police registered cases against Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Masarat Alam and other separatist leaders for waving Pakistani flags and raising pro-Pakistan slogans during a rally in Srinagar, J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said law will take its own course.
Mufti’s statements come after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked him to take strong action against Alam and others involved in anti-national activities during the rally.
Speaking to reporters in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, Mufti said that if anyone had done a mistake, the law will take its own course.
On the killing of the youth in Tral, Mufti said that Khalid Muzaffar’s father had said he had full faith in the chief minister. ‘’I had said on Wednesday that truth will get unveiled,’’ he added.
Before the Union Home Minister called Mufti, he was briefed by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, who represents BJP in the PDP-BJP alliance government.
Sources said that if the state government went slow on the issue, the BJP unit should register protest by boycotting Cabinet meetings.
“The CM tried to underplay the matter when the Home Minister rang him up. But, he was told that on issues like these where national security is involved, there should be zero tolerance,” said a senior Home Ministry official.
The Centre also asked the state government to take strictest possible steps against those involved in anti-national actions during the rally.