Demonetization resulted in sharp decline in insurgent and terror activities: Jaitley

Vastavam web: The demonetization has resulted in a sharp reduction in insurgent and terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir where stone throwers were no longer active in the last 8-10 months, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.He made the remarks while refuting the impression that transformational initiatives like ‘Swachh Bharat’, GST and demonetization have not resulted in any changes on the ground.

The terror funding itself has gotten squeezed, Jaitley said in a keynote address via video conference – to the Berkeley India Conference yesterday ahead of his visit to the US to interact with the corporate world and attend the annual meeting of IMF and World Bank in Washington DC.”You are having terrorist incidents (now), but the fact that you were finding 5,000-10,000 stone throwers being provided with money by the terrorist organisations, why is it that in the last 8-10 months it has not happened?” he asked.