SRINAGAR : The BJP led government is considering restrictions on rights of Hurriyat leaders by not renewing their passports.
The decision on the next list of Hurriyat leader whose security cover will be stripped off and their passport renewal is scheduled for Wednesday.
Top sources in Home ministry confirmed News agency Press Trust of Kashmir that, passports of Hurriyat leaders who have very limited validity, will not be renewed till the government decides the next course of action.
In a letter issued by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir naming Hurriyat leaders whose security cover has been withdrawn, another round of meetings is scheduled for Wednesday at the Civil Secretariat, Jammu. The Government of India has already stripped off security cover of 5 leaders.
“In view of the recent attack on a CRPF convoy in Lethpora, Pulwama in which 40 CRPF men lost their lives, the Government of India has emphasised the need to immediately review the wastage of police resources in providing unnecessary security to a large number of non-government persons in the state,” an official communication said. (PTK)