New Delhi, Sept 8: A petition seeking to stop funding for Jammu and Kashmir separatists has been filed in the Supreme Court. While asking the petitioner to mention the matter at 2 pm, Justice Anil Dave said that he too feels the same. "All sitting here also feel the same," Justice Dave said.
Justice Dave directed the petitioner to get the same numbered and make a mention at 2 pm for urgent hearing. The petitioner, Advocate M L Sharma will argue the matter before the Bench at 2 pm.
In the petition, Sharma has sought a direction to the government to stop funding for the separatists of the Valley. He has alleged that nearly Rs 100 crore is being spent by the government to provide security and other perks.
He sought a directive for the funding to stop immediately. After Home Ministry sources had said a few days back that there was a plan to stop funding for the separatists, there was a turn around on Wednesday following the all party delegation meeting.
At the meeting, Rajnath Singh said that the whole issue had been misinterpreted and there was no such move on the cards.
BJP's Ajat Shatru had raised this issue in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly and sought that funding and perks be stopped immediately. He had said that over the past five years, the government had spent Rs
560 crore to guard the separatists and had also paid for their travel and accomodation.