Is Govt investing money on Hurriyat? PIL filed in SC

'Barring few, no top Separatist has security, travel docs'

Waseem Muhammad
New Delhi: While there is uproar in the political circles in New Delhi about government investing huge money on Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders for their security and other expenses, a public interest litigation was filed in the Supreme Court today against what they called “government funding to Kashmiri separatists”.

Advocate ML Sharma, who filed the PIL that sought stopping funds to separatists for foreign travels and other expenses, which is more than 100 crore, according to him.

Justice Anil Dave said, “We also share the same feelings. Everybody sitting here feels the same.”

However, barring few separatists including Hashim Qureshi of DLP who is seen some one batting for India in Kashmir and not espousing the “cause of Kashmiris” enjoy the government security.

Among the top Hurriyat leaders who neither have travel documents nor any security are Syed Ali Geelani, Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan, Ashraf Sehrai, Massarat Alam, Peer Saifullah and several others.

The development has come days after the Hurriyat leadership for the first time showed a hard stance when they refused to hold talks with the Union home minister Rajnath Singh-led all-party delegation that had visited Srinagar to discuss the Kashmir unrest few days ago.

The center is reportedly all set to scrutinise the bank accounts of the pro-freedom leaders and pace up the pending investigations in the cases against them.

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