Stone throwing in Kashmir stopped after demonetisation, says Parrikar
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that there have been no incidents of stone pelting in the Valley ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation decision on November 8.
Congratulating PM Modi for this achievement, Parrikar also said, “Earlier, there were rates: Rs 500 for stone pelting (on security forces in Kashmir) and Rs 1,000 for doing something else. PM has brought terror funding to zero”.
Parrikar was speaking at an event in Mumbai organised by the BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar. “Whether it’s border security or economic security, PM Modi has taken daring decisions,” he said, adding “whatever is being done, our jawans on border are doing it, I and PM are just supporting it.”
“Stone throwing does not happen without money. There is a rate card out there for every kind of terror,” he said at a meeting in Kandivali. He also said that the decision will benefit the common man as it will reduce inflation in the long run once the black money goes out of circulation
He also said that the decision will benefit the common man as it will reduce inflation in the long run once the black money goes out of circulation.
The valley has been simmering since the death of Hizb militant commander Burhan Wani was killed on 8 July. Over 100 people have been killed in clashes with police in the protest that followed