New Delhi [India], May 7 : The Congress Party on Sunday asked for a thorough investigation into the reports of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI funding separatist leaders in Kashmir to spread violence.
Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said that such issues are serious and needs enquiry. "Whatever the information we have must be investigated because these are serious matters who are funding the separatists and who are the recipients of these kinds of funds.
All this should be enquired immediately," Vadakkan told ANI. Meanwhile, another Congress leader P.L. Punia asserted that now evidence that available in the regard, Pakistan must be unmasked. "Now we have evidences that ISI funds Hurriyat. Now there is a need to unmask Pakistan and isolate it internationally so that a pressure is built on Islamabad which would stop it from carrying out anti-India activities," said Punia.
According to reports, post the recent arrest of two ISI operatives in India, it has come to light that separatists in Jammu and Kashmir area have been getting a constant flow of funds - to the tune of Rs 70 lakh - from the Pakistan ISI over the past few months.
Slew of documents that have been accessed cite that the nexus between Pakistan and the separatist leaders is responsible for instigating the youth to conduct violent acts in the conflict-ridden state of Jammu and Kashmir.