'Illegal' Hurriyat doesn't have right to call for Kashmir Bandh: RSS on PM's visit

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Apr. 1 (ANI): Critcising Hurriyat leaders for calling Kahsmir bandh ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state, the Rahstriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday dubbed it as an "illegal" organisation accusing it of advocating Pakistan's interests in India. "India is sympathetic enough to give space to Hurriyat leaders. Hurriyat doesn't belong to India. It's an illegal organisation. It's an organsiation which advocates Pakistan, which shelters terrorism. Hurriyat doesn't have any ground here. The organisation, which lives on the mercy of Pakistan, has no right to comment on the affairs of the Prime Minister," RSS ideologue Sinha told ANI. Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir's Hurriyat leaders called for strike against the visit of Prime Minister Modi on April 2, who will be visiting the Valley to inaugurate the longest highway tunnel, Chenani-Nashri tunnel. The tunnel on NH-44 which connects Jammu with Srinagar, will reduce travel time between the two cities by up to two hours. It's expected to achieve a distance-reduction of 31 km, bypassing snow-bound upper reaches. The estimated daily fuel savings are to the tune of Rs. 27 lakh. (ANI)