After snapping facilities to the separatists in Kashmir valley for blatantly snubbing talks with All Party Delegation (APD), the central government is now mulling to scrutinize the bank accounts of Separatist leaders and in this regard has requested the state police to complete pending investigations.
An Intelligence Bureau report has said that every year almost Rs 100 crore is being channeled from Pakistan to Kashmir through hawala route to foment trouble in the Valley and the funds reportedly go straight to separatists. The separatists then distribute it among young men so that they can take part in protest rallies against security forces, sources informed.They further said that stone-pelters are also being funded by the separatists.
After getting all these reports, central government have now decided to examine the bank accounts of separatist leaders and if these reports will prove to be true then government will take some tough action against them (separatists), sources maintained.
“The Government has decided to suppress the voices of terrorism and instigators of violence in the Kashmir valley for which some harsh measures could be taken in the next few days. The Government was of the view that it can’t act mute spectator to closure of educational institutions, traffic etc for two months as the students, youth and common man was suffering badly,” sources said after the high level meeting.
Sources said, “The Centre will scrutinise their (separatists) bank accounts and request state police to complete all pending investigations in cases against them so a strong message goes around that those provoking youths in Kashmir Valley to create disturbance since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani on July 8 will not be spared.”
The Home Ministry’s tough stand came apparently after the nod from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is said to have conveyed that time has come to act tough with the separatists, sources said.
Sources said, “The Central government feels that the state government is treating separatists with kid gloves and have to be tough against them, they said, claiming students, parents and the middle class were getting restless and wanted the cycle of violence to end,” added that the final decision on these issues, will be taken after the all-party delegation, which visited the troubled state, meets here today and consultations at the highest level of the government.
Sources said there was a feeling in the government that lack of governance was a major concern for Jammu and Kashmir and this needs to be addressed.
Earlier, the Hurriyat leaders who refused to meet some members of APD including CPI-M’s Sitaram Yechury, Sharad Yadav of JD-U, Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav of RJD, AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi and D Raja of CPI, has upset the government to the extent of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh saying that such behaviour was neither ‘Kashmiriyat’ nor ‘Insaniyat’.
The government has already made up its mind to making Separatists’ foreign travel difficult and scaling down the security which they enjoy at the exchequer’s cost.