Srinagar - Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front alleged that its chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and his family including a minor child had to spend several hours on road in Delhi after they were forced to leave the hotel booked by them, Indian media reported.

Malik and his family, including his 18-month-old daughter, went to Delhi and booked two rooms in a hotel near Nizamuddin, the JKLF said in a statement issued from Srinagar on Tuesday. However, they were asked to leave around midnight in extreme cold weather by the hotel management, the group alleged.

Malik and his family had to wait on the roadside for several hours before they took shelter in a friend’s house, the statement said. “If Delhi gets upset due to our presence there, it should formally introduce a law that could prevent the people of Kashmir from visiting the national capital,” it said. “Only due to the person’s political ideology, he was thrown out of the hotel along with his family. Such action cannot be legitimised at any level,” the statement said.