The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL against government funding to Separatists in Jammu and Kashmir that alleged they were misusing the money to finance anti-India activities.
Advocate ML Sharma filed the plea seeking to curb the separatists’ funding claiming that the government spends around Rs 100 crore on them. Distancing itself from the matters of governance, the apex court said, “In such matters, it’s the exclusive domain of the Centre and the court must refrain from interfere in it,” adding that, ” the judiciary has to protect constitutionally permissible values only.”
After Separatist leaders refused to meet the all-party delegation which visited Jammu and Kashmir, to find a solution to the violence that has hit Valley ever since the death of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani, the central indicated that it would toughen its stand against the separatist leaders.
According to ANI reports, the Centre will not only scrutinise bank accounts of 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.