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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Key Jammu and Kashmir separatists receiving funds from Pakistan, says Centre

New Delhi: Some key Kashmiri separatists are in touch with militant leaders based in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, and are believed to be receiving funds from across the border, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said inputs indicate the existence of nexus or collusion of disruptive elements sponsored by the neighbouring country and separatists in Kashmir.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"Some of the key separatist leaders have been noted being in touch with militant leaders based in Pakistan/PoK. They have also been believed to be receiving instructions and financial support from Pakistani establishment for adverse activities in Jammu and Kashmir," he said in a written reply to a question.

Ahir said necessary action is taken against such elements in accordance with the provisions of law.

"There is a well established institutional mechanism to effectively deal with illegal activities on the India-Pakistan border or Line of Control," he said.

The minister said a cell to check terror funding and the fake currency has been set up by the National Investigation Agency to investigate such cases.

"Five cases pertaining to funding of separatists and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir have been registered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA)," he said.

Published Date: Aug 09, 2017 20:21 PM | Updated Date: Aug 09, 2017 20:21 PM

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