Centre may slash perks to Kasmiri separatists

Centre May Slash Perks To Kashmiri Separatists, All-Party Meet Today Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani refused to meet members of an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir.

The government, in all-party meeting today, will review facilities, including top security, provided to Kashmir separatists, in follow-up action to the visit to Jammu and Kashmir of an all-party delegation of parliamentarians.

The meeting will be chaired by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who led the delegation of parliamentarians to Kashmir on Sunday.

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag wil meet the home minister ahead of the all-party meeting.

The centre, sources said, is contemplating a crackdown after the members of the Hurriyat Conference snubbed individual members of the all-party delegation who tried to meet them in Srinagar on Sunday.

The government’s action could include scaling down security for separatists like hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who kept the gates of his Srinagar residence closed as the Left’s Sitaram Yechury and some other MPs attempted to meet him on Sunday. His supporters greeted them with anti-India slogans.

Mr Geelani and other separatists like Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik also get airport privileges, housing from the government and free medical services and the centre is considering withdrawing those perks.

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