JAMMU, Jan 9: BJP general secretary Dr Narender Singh today said that within a period of less than two months of the Union Government’s decision on demonetization, there has been sharp decline in terrorist related activities not only in Jammu and Kashmir but in North East and Naxal dominated areas of the country, itself speaks that demonetization is proving an effective strike on terrorism besides bringing out black money.
In an official handout, issued here today Dr Singh said that as per the latest reports, after the decision of Narendra Modi-led NDA Government on demonetization, fake currency racket has been busted; terror funding stands chocked and there are no funds for stone pelting, with just few isolated incidents of stone pelting, there is a considerable drop of 60% in the terrorist related activities as per reports.
As per these reports, there has been 50% drop in Hawala operations resulting into drop in terror financing. All this has happened for the first time in the country and is the result of hard strike of demonetization, he said and added that the basic objective of demonetization is seen going in right direction and thus bringing the desired results.
Dr. Narender further said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a bold and historic decision to nullify the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination as a move to check fake currency, black money and corruption. It had been a common belief that large scale use of fake currency was the fuelling source in terrorism funding and the demonetization has badly hit its spine to a great extent.
The BJP leader said that while the entire country has appreciated the decision on demonetization but unfortunately some political parties, particularly Congress, Trinamool Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), have unleashed a false and negative propaganda without going through the success of the strike on demonetization on terrorism. The opposition and non cooperation by these parties to the Narendra Modi led Government on demonetization has also exposed them for their non commitment to eradicate corruption, bring out black money and nail the anti national activities.