Srinagar, March 09, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the recently released senior Hurriyet leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Masarrat Aalam Butt has said that the people of Kashmir are not tired of their freedom struggle and are firmly committed to the cause.
Masarrat Aalam Butt in a media interview in Srinagar pointing out towards heavy presence of Indian army in the territory said that he had been released from a small prison into a big prison. He stated that his release was a pure legal process and nobody should take credit for it.
The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, while welcoming the release of Musarrat Aalam Butt after around five years in prison in a statement demanded release of all illegal Kashmiri detainees. He said that the courage and steadfastness of Masarrat Aalam Butt made clear to the Indian rulers and their local agents in the occupied territory that the ongoing liberation movement could not be suppressed through use of brute force.
On the other hand, people in large numbers continue to throng the residence of Masarrat Aalam Butt in Srinagar to pay their tributes to the sacrifices and perseverance of the Hurriyet leader. Talking to different visiting delegations Masarrat Aalam Butt said that the people of Kashmir were destined to succeed in their struggle to achieve freedom from Indian bondage.
The release of senior Hurriyet leader, who was arrested 10 times under draconian Public Safety Act, has unnerved BJP, RSS, Shiv Sena, VHP and other Hindu fanatic groups and organizations in India. These groups and parties held protest demonstrations in Jammu against his release. The protesters also burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that his party compromised on the release of Masarrat Aalam Butt.
A Hindu extremist leader and head of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Praveen Togadia addressing a rally in Jammu criticized puppet chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed over the release of Masarrat Butt. Praveen Togadia warned Mufti that he did not have the absolute mandate to take such decisions and he was in power at the mercy of Hindus.
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