Police say Kashmiri terror outfits operations have been hit hard by the ban on old notes. Laskhkar and other terror outfits are desperately on the look out for new notes to basic things like charge their mobile phones and pay their cadres. One group of terrorists attached a local bank and took Rupees 14 lacs of old notes. This might be a surprise but police say that it costs the terrorists around rupees 10 lacs each month to support 100 active terrorists. Each fellow uses up two of more sim cards as they keep changing sim cards, change phones – all of which costs more than Rs. 10,000 per terrorist per month.
Source: The Hindu
- 28 Nov 2016
Afzal Rahman, a normal Kashmiri (because he is not part of the 2% who are separtists) says he is a father of 4 and son of aged parents. Like every parent in India and everywhere, I worry about my children’s future. I am a proud Indian and Kashmiri and operate a garment shop in Srinagar. My own son, an aspiring policeman, was paid to join the stone pelters and later was hit in the arm, and my daughter’s school was burnt. Life was very tough and we could neither sleep or eat. But then you announced demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupee notes. Initially we got more scared. But this decision gave us back our lives. There has not been any more stone pelters on the streets or schools being burned, traffic has started moving, shops have opened and there are people in the market with happy faces. My daughter’s board exams were held with over 95% attendance with many happy faces. Given the lock down by separatists for over four months, we Kashmiris are enjoying standing in the bank queues. The separatists are suffering as they had only 500/1000 rupee notes which no one is taking now. So we in Kashmir valley are very happy with this decision.
Source: The Indian Voice
- 22 Nov 2016