Govt spent 560 Cr in 5 years on separatists: Ajat Shatru

Govt spent 560 Cr in 5 years on separatists: Ajat Shatru

“From hotel to food to air tickets everything is being paid by the government of India, while separatists holiday outside the state . On an average the government spends around Rs 100 crore on separatists every year,” he said.

In a shocking revelation, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ajat Shatru Singh Friday claimed that the governments of India and JK had spent a whopping Rs 560 crore on separatists in the past five years. 

Speaking in the Zero Hour Session, in the Legislative Council, the ruling party MLC said that the government had failed to provide security to the legislators. “Same government has provided more than 950 PSOs to people who seek Azadi from India, “ he said adding that the government of India is paying all the travel and hotel expenses of separatists outside JK.

“From hotel to food to air tickets everything is being paid by the government of India, while separatists holiday outside the state . On an average the government spends around Rs 100 crore on separatists every year,” he said.

He lamented that government had failed to provide adequate security and protocol to the MLCs.

“This government, which spends on the security, travel and other facilities of the Hurriyat people, does not provide proper security and transport facilities to the legislators of this House despite taking up the issue repeatedly with the concerned,” he said.

He said while legislators continuously are demanding deployment of PSOs with them for their safety and security, state has deployed around 950 PSOs for the security purposes of separatists in the state.

“Not only that, the state also arranges vehicles for them during their travel in as well as outside the state,” he said. 

He urged the government to rationalize the spending on such people who are anti India. “India is the only place in the world where people who are seeking separation from it, are also getting funds for their security and travelling expenses,” he added.

Singh said that the government should use money it spends on Separatists for development of health infrastructure rather than wasting it on them.

On this, the deputy chairman of the Legislative Council Jahangir Mir said only India could afford such expenses in the world.