Srinagar: Deputy Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Nasir ul Islam today asked the ruling PDP to break its alliance with the BJP and seek the removal of "draconian laws" such as the AFSPA.

"Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti should seek the removal of draconian laws such as the AFSPA from the state and also break her party's alliance with the BJP," Islam told reporters here.

The cleric also alleged that the chief minister's assurance in the Legislative Assembly that the probe into the Shopian killings will be taken to a logical conclusion was an "eyewash".

Two civilians were killed in army firing on stone-pelting protesters in Shopian on January 27.

Deputy Mufti Azam sparked a row by saying that Muslims in India should get a separate country as they are bound to live in pathetic conditions.

"Muslims are being harassed in India in the name of love jihad, cow vigilantism and what not. The population of Muslims is second largest in India. Pakistan was formed with only 17 crore people. If the Muslims continue to suffer in India, then we will have to form a new country. The Muslim community should ask for a separate country," Azam Nasir-Ul-Islam said.

He further said that government is not paying heed to the problems of Muslim community and hence they should demand for a separate country.

"Indian Muslims are living in a pathetic condition. Government is not listening to them. So what is the way out? Way out is to separate from India.”