Srinagar: Worried over the non-stop pro-freedom protests in the Kashmir Valley, New Delhi is now planning to “squeeze out” alleged funding of pro-freedom organisations from Middle East countries, India Today reported on Friday.
As per the report the Narendra Modi government is worried over the continuous pro-freedom protests in the Kashmir Valley which have increased manifold in the region since the BJP-PDP government came into power in 2015.
Concerned over the situation, the report said that the government is now planning to rope in oil producing Middle East nations to stop alleged funding of pro-freedom organisations.
Quoting sources the report said that the Army invited Oman’s Defence General Secretary Mohammed Bin Naseer to visit the Northern Command in Kashmir recently. Naseer was also taken out on a tour of the Valley to apprise him of the situation and challenges being faced by the government forces.
The government according to the India Today report aims to “isolate” the pro-freedom leaders by squeezing their alleged foreign funding while remaining firm on its ‘no talks’ policy.
“In the coming months, security forces are likely to step up action against people working covertly for separatists,” the reports added.
As per the reports “the issue of Kashmir unrest also featured in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s core group meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi a couple of days ago.”