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Nothing wrong in Masrat’s release, says Mehbooba

Nothing wrong in Masrat’s release, says Mehbooba
She said the Jammu and Kashmir government headed by her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was only upholding a Supreme Court order by freeing the separatist.

Alam’s release last week had rocked Parliament and prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare that it was “unacceptable”.

“Nothing wrong,” she said at the India On Saturday Conclave when asked if she thinks Alam’s release was wrong, a development which has strained PDP’s ties with coalition partner BJP.

“If upholding the direction of the Supreme Court is wrong, then what do we do?... You are trying to subvert your own Supreme Court when it comes to Kashmir. How can you do that?,” she wondered, referring to a court direction that Alam could be further detained only if there are fresh grounds for doing so.

The combative PDP leader, who asserted that PDP-BJP alliance was driven by the mandate, said there should not be “double standards” over court judgements.

“You pick up number 28 on the list and hang Afzal Guru and say it’s SC judgement but when the same SC says release Alam who is being held without charge you question it,” she said.
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