Demonetisation Ended Stone-pelting in Kashmir: Manohar Parrikar

Mumbai: Since the demonetisation of high currency notes terror funding has come down to zero and there hasn’t been stone-pelting on forces, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here today.

He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the “daring” move, which, he said, will also help clamp down on the narcotic drugs.

“Earlier, there were rates: Rs 500 for stone pelting (on forces in Kashmir) and Rs 1,000 for doing something else. PM has brought terror funding to zero,” Parrikar claimed.

“In the last few days after PM’s daring move there hasn’t been stone pelting on forces. I congratulate PM for it,” he said, speaking at an event here organised by the BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar.

Talking to reporters later, Parrikar said those who sponsor terror will be affected by the demonetisation. PTI