A public interest litigation was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday against government funding to Kashmiri separatists, alleging that they are misusing the money for anti-India activities.
Filed by advocate ML Sharma, the plea that seeks to stop funding to separatists for foreign travels and other expenses, which is more than 100 crore, according to the plea.
Justice Anil Dave observed, “We also share the same feelings. Everybody sitting here feels the same.”
The Supreme Court asked the petitioner to number his petition before mentioning and come back to the court at 2pm.
The separatists leaders in the Valley refused to hold talks with the Union home minister Rajnath Singh-led all-party delegation which went to Srinagar to discuss the Kashmir unrest. After Singh’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, the Central government indicated that it would toughen its stand against the separatist leaders.
According to the reports, the Centre will not only scrutinise the bank accounts of the separatists, but also speed up pending investigations in cases against them.
They have also decided to keep an eye on activities of Kashmiri separatists, particularly Hurriyat leaders, and curtail their foreign travel by not issuing them passports.