‘Demonetisation helped curbing militancy, stone-pelting in Valley’

Jammu, Nov 24: The state of Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed lesser acts of militancy and stone-pelting in recent times due to demonetisation, said a J&K top cop on Friday.
DGP SP Vaid attributed the dip in stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir to the government’s note ban exercise, adding that it has also helped in eliminating hawala transactions and black money.
While speaking at the 16th Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Debate here, Vaid explained that the note ban exercise has helped in bringing down rampant militant activities witnessed in the state, a few months ago.
“Demonetisation has helped in curbing militancy, hawala transactions, black money and stone-pelting in J-K,” Vaid said.
The top-level officer also went on to highlight that stone-pelting in the state has come down by 90 per cent.
Not only demonetisation but Vaid also praised the Goods and Services Tax (GST), and called them bold moves. Vaid felt that there is a need for effective implementation of such policies, structural changes, and creation of support infrastructure.