Supreme Court on September 14 rebuked a lawyer for calling Hurriyat Conference leaders ‘separatists’ and dismissed the plea to stop Central funds and security being given to them.
The apex court further refused to use the term ‘Kashmiri separatists’ in its order and said one can’t use the term ‘separatist in court.
A Supreme Court bench comprised of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice UU Lalit who were presiding over the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that was submitted on September 8.
The PIL said that the government had spent Rs 100 crore on foreign travel, security and other expenses of “separatists” and that they misuse this money “to fund anti-India activities”.
He further said it is difficult for the judiciary to keep an eye on what funds are given to whom, especially when it comes to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).