NEW DELHI, Sep 08:The Supreme Court of India on Thursday agreed to hear next week a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which has sought a direction to the government to immediately stop the funding of separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir, reports said
“We also share the same feelings. Everybody sitting here feels the same”, Justice Anil Dave heading the bench told petitioner and lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma when he mentioned the PIL, reports said
“The government has also spent Rs 21 crore on putting up these separatists in luxury hotels and Rs. 26.43 crore on fuel for them to travel around and spread their anti-India venom. While the separatists speak for, even instigate, militancy and Pakistan’s terrorist proxies such as the Hizbul Mujahideen who are responsible for the killing of thousands of people, both security forces and civilians, since 1990, India goes out of its way to protect their lives. India has spent Rs. 309 crore to provide security to the separatists over the last five years, with some 950 security men guarding them round-the-clock, according to data provided by the J&K government in 2015”, the PIL said as per reports.