The government has tightened its stand against the separatist leaders after the terror attack on February 14 in Pulwama. All their security have been withdrawn. However, after the removal of the security, separatist leaders had said that they had never sought it.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) has cracked the separatist leaders of Jammu and Kashmir. ED has imposed a fine of Rs 14.40 lakh on Syed Ali Shah Geelani under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
At the same time, illegally held foreign currency of $ 10,000 (approximately Rs 7 lakhs) has also been seized. This amount was caught in a raid of the income tax department at the residence of Geelani in Srinagar in 2002.
The investigation agency had sent the 87-year separatist leader notice under different provisions of FEMA. National Investigation Agency (NIA) and other agencies are investigating terror funding in the valley.
Hurriyat leaders are called pro-Pakistan. They are accused of promoting separatism in the valley as well as giving money to the youth to throw stones at the security forces.
Security agencies recovered the hotline from the house of Mir Wiza Umar Farooq shortly before taking action in the valley. Mir used this hotline to interact with his mentors sitting in Pakistan.
There is also legal action taken against JKLF leader Yasin Malik.
The Center has banned Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), led by Yasin Malik, under Friday’s Anti-Terrorism Act. Officials said that the organization has been banned for allegedly promoting separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
The organization has been banned under various provisions of the Illegal Activity (Prevention) Act. Its chief Yasin Malik is arrested and he is currently lodged in Jote’s Kot Balwal Jail.
This is the second organization in Jammu and Kashmir which has been banned this month. Earlier, the Center had banned Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir.