New Delhi, April 17: Hurriyat Hardliner Masarat Alam has been arrested from his residence in Kashmir. Earlier he, along with Syed Ali Shah Geelani were placed under house arrest, just before their scheduled rally at Tral town in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.
The duo have been charged with raising anti-national slogans during a rally in Srinagar on Wednesday. Cases had been registered against Geelani, Bhat and Peer Saifullah under section 13 of UAPA, police said. Meanwhile, the Hurriyat Hardline Conference said that they will not be bogged down by such actions.
In a statement, the unit said," We condemn the registration of an FIR against Hurriyat leaders in strongest terms. We will not be cowed down by such actions. If seeking the right to freedom is a crime, then we will continue doing such things and no power on the earth can prevent us. The registration of a case exposes the assertion of (Chief Minister) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed that it is the battle of ideas. His government could not bear even a single peaceful rally organized by Hurriyat."