New Delhi: A PIL 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.
Advocate ML Sharma has filed the plea, which seeks to stop government funding for separatists for their foreign travel.
The PIL also alleged that the government spends more than Rs 100 crore on other expenses related to separatists. The Supreme Court asked the petitioner to number his petition before mentioning.
Justice Anil Dave observed, "We also share the same feelings. Everybody sitting here feels the same.
All this comes days after the separatists leaders refused to hold talks with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh-led all-party delegation to discuss 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.
With ANI inputs