Demonetisation, NIA raids leave Kashmiri separatists cash starved, claims Arun Jaitley

Srinagar

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said that demonetisation, crackdown by National Investigation Agency have made it difficult for separatists to carry on their activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

Arun Jaitley

“Now, the fund squeeze is such that it is difficult for them (separatists) to gather 25-50 people,” Jaitley said while addressing a gathering.

Commenting on the stone-pelting in Kashmir, Jaitley said that the practice of funding stone-pelters needs to be discouraged. “Since we have arrested people who were funding stone pelters we can see a direct impact. Many a times, terrorists use stone pelting as an excuse to escape.”

 

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