"We (BJP and Central government) expect that he (Chief Minister) will live up to the expectations of people and the nation (by ensuring swift action in such incidents)," Singh, whose party BJP is part of the ruling coalition government in the state, said.

It (waving of Pakistan's flags) was condemnable. The government had reiterated time and again that there was no place for Pakistani flags being hoisted, but at the same time, he would have hasten to add that the government in the state is capable of handling any situation like this and we expect that they would rise to the occasion, he added.

Singh, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu, said "the state government should go by the promise of not allowing such activities."

State government and the Chief Minister had already taken appropriate action in similar incidents in the past, he reminded.

The rally held on Friday in Tral in South Kashmir, which was the first in seven years by the separatist leader in the militancy-infested township, witnessed pro-Pakistan sloganeering and waving of Pakistani flags.

"Apart from law, there is psychological angle to it. Any voice of sedition is not encouraged anywhere in the any democratic set up in the world. It sets wrong precedents," he said when asked whether Geelani should be arrested.

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