Centre considers tough steps to deal with Kashmiri separatists

Official sources said the government may consider scaling down security cover provided to the separatist leadership.

By: Express News Service | Published:September 6, 2016 8:38 pm

 

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As Home Minister Rajnath Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the visit of an all-party delegation to Srinagar and Jammu, there were indications Tuesday that the government was likely to harden its stand against Kashmiri separatists.

Official sources said the government may consider scaling down security cover provided to the separatist leadership, stop facilitating their travel outside the country or grant other benefits such as accommodation in state guest houses or payment of medical expenses incurred by them. Measures could also include a scrutiny of their bank accounts and completion of any pending inquiry.

“Any final decision on this issue will be taken by the Home Minister after consulting other senior leaders. It is only natural if the government decides to curtail undue benefits being enjoyed by separatist leaders,” a government source said.

While the Prime Minister returned to New Delhi Monday night after his visit to Vietnam and China, Singh had returned to the Capital in the evening after leading the all-party delegation.

“Briefed the Prime Minister on all-party delegation’s visit to J&K and also apprised him of the situation in the state,” Singh tweeted after a meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence Tuesday.

A high-level meeting on the situation in Kashmir and the government’s future course of action was chaired by Singh at his residence in the evening, and was attended by BJP president Amit Shah, party general secretary Ram Madhav, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS in the PMO Jitendra Singh.

The Home Minister will brief the members of the all-party delegation at Parliament House at 11 am Wednesday, and suggestions that can be worked on by the government will be culled out of the various memorandums submitted to the delegation during its visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

After rejecting Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s invitation for talks on the Kashmir issue, Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had refused to meet leaders of the all-party delegation. CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and RJD’s Jay Prakash Narayan had broken away from the group and decided to reach out to separatists by meeting them separately.

They left the venue where the all-party delegation was meeting various groups and individuals and went to meet Geelani at his residence where he has been under house arrest. Geelani, however, refused to meet them.

Addressing the media in Srinagar Monday, Singh had said, “If someone goes to talk and they (separatists) don’t talk, then they clearly don’t believe in Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat.”

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    Onkar Singh
    Sep 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm
    If you go with inflated egos for talks and if things don't materialize to your satisfaction your egos will definitely be deflated and punctured.Thats what happened to the all party meeting in Srinagar.You have to stoop to conquer injured people.They are humans.Youve pumped in pellets into the eyes of the children of Kashmiris.And now you talking getting tough.Without giving them anything,giving here is not material things,give them respect and dignity expected of the powerful.Polticians are servers not rulers.If you throw thorns towards you may be trapped in them too.Have restrain.Show restraint.You are dealing with human beings whom you are torturing.If you can fly to stan for dialogue.You should fly again and again to your own people to show you honesty and not your craftiness.Be honest.Only then you can win over people.Haughtiness will not work.Think over.
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      Arslan
      Sep 7, 2016 at 2:26 pm
      Wow .. Now India wants to take revenge of its insult from separists .. What about the killings, torture, rape activities against poor Kashmiris from Indian troops, who will be accountable for this brutality of Indians ? ..
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        John Joseph
        Sep 6, 2016 at 11:05 pm
        Christian = child molester = Virgin mom
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          Chandu Shah
          Sep 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm
          I don't understand why these s were protected by the state in the first place.
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            George.Cruz
            Sep 6, 2016 at 9:42 pm
            THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BRAINLESS BHAKT AND MODI. Both are good in emotional FUNTELLIGENCE.
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              Dinesh
              Sep 6, 2016 at 3:51 pm
              kill the lovers
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                Yakobi
                Sep 6, 2016 at 10:09 pm
                BHAKT = MODI= hindu=ingnoran t.
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                  Krish
                  Sep 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm
                  The money and men provided to protect these anti nationals to raise antiIndia slogans and stan flags are mind boggling and such things will not happen or be allowed anywhere in the world. Blot on the Governments for pampering these elements all these years. Hopefully atleast the present Government wakes up and stop these rubbish now. Funny thing is that they traveled courtesy the Government to meet stan High Commissioner in Delhi. We can safely announce top prize to anyone who finds any other nation who indulge in such practices as there is likely to be none. Krish
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                    Maniktripathy
                    Sep 6, 2016 at 9:24 pm
                    Amazing and now they cannot even blame congress for this austerity to anti-national rascals...If this is the way terrorism is fought, wonder what to say...Banana republic led by crooks and free loaders/looters....
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                      MyTake
                      Sep 6, 2016 at 7:19 pm
                      These guys are being offered to much democracy which they have not worked for! By all means they should be isolated and treated as pariah and nothing more!
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                        Abhi
                        Sep 7, 2016 at 10:17 am
                        Let the seperatists be seperated.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Snatch their citizenship and g them azadi to get lost in void.
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                          Virendra Sason
                          Sep 7, 2016 at 8:43 am
                          कश्मीर में पाक और ISIS के झंडे लहराए जाते थे तो बीजेपी pdp सरकार के प्रवक्ता कहते थे कि ऐसा तो कांग्रेस सरकार के समय भी होता था। अब पीडीपी ( अलगाववादियों की बैसाखी पर चलने वाली) की चॉलों में बीजेपी अब फस गई है क्योंकि अब माा विश्व को आकर्षित करने की और अग्रसर होता प्रतीत हो रहा है। PERHAPS, IT WAS ONCE RIGHTLY SAID BY INDIRA HI THAT " WHEN I WILL ALLOW YOU TO SIT ON MY HEAD, I WILL NOT ALLOW TO JUMP ON MY HEAD".
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                            Ansari
                            Sep 7, 2016 at 7:24 am
                            Amit Shah will be happy that people are occupied with the issue of JandK.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; It keeps neo-nationalism alive. Every news on JandK attracts so many as if there are no other problems.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; It is good for BJP if nation is kept distracted from social discontent among various communities; Dalits, Jats, Patidars, Farmers, Minorities and North-east.
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                              Kamalakanta
                              Sep 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm
                              Correct and a long awaited decision by central government. It should be implemented honestly.
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                                Arun
                                Sep 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm
                                It is better to your enemy happy rather than irritate him and then regret.
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                                  Ashutosh
                                  Sep 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm
                                  I don't understand neither these separatists are Government employees nor elected leaders WHY does the Government need to spend tax payers money on them ?? Under which rule ? What is the CAG doing ?
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                                    Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
                                    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:43 pm
                                    I feel that this thing has been considered for enough and more time and it is time to act. It is my money and money of people like me who pay regularly all government taxes. I do not want it to be wasted on these outright cheats who send their own people away from Kashmir and make other's children to face the police. Not only stop all benefits given to them, put them in prison for fighting the nation.
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                                      Arjun
                                      Sep 6, 2016 at 4:29 pm
                                      Why is Govt. providing housing, guest house, security, medical costs and other benefits to these traitors and criminals anyway? Any one not supporting peaceful Kashmir within Indian State should be treated as traitor and criminal.lt;br/gt;SHAME on Modi he has no guts or knees to stand up to such criminal elements. He should resign NOW.
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                                        Deepak
                                        Oct 8, 2016 at 4:58 pm
                                        Special privileges to separatists. Taking them away is not tough action but a logical one. How can the govt use tax payers money to meet separatists expenses. It goes without saying , it should not have been given to them in the first place.
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                                          Desert Monk
                                          Sep 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm
                                          He is liike paed oph ile mu hm ammad? Yeah. Ignore.
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                                            Desert Monk
                                            Sep 6, 2016 at 5:51 pm
                                            It is same like as Your great granny cannot get impregnated even her brother wishes to do so to her. Look out for Expiry date before you buy something.
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