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BJP leaders meet Kashmir chief over Masarat Alam release row


BJP leaders meet Kashmir chief over Masarat Alam release row

Jammu, March 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators met Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Sayeed over the release of top separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat. BJP leaders demanded the immediate arrest of Alam in a petition to Sayeed.

A ruckus over the release from prison of Alam, who led one of the biggest revolts against the Indian military in Kashmir, is adding to mounting problems for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he tries to push economic reform through parliament. Opposition parties have demanded to know why separatist leader Bhat was released at the weekend by Kashmir's state government, which Modi's BJP supports.

Alam was released from Baramulla prison following the new Jammu and Kashmir government's policy to free political prisoners who do not face criminal charges.

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