Stone pelting in Kashmir has ‘almost stopped’, credit goes to police: Minister

Stone pelting in Kashmir has “almost stopped” due to the efforts of the local police, India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Saturday, days after Prime Minister Narendara Modi credited demonetization for “75 percent” drop in stone pelting incidents in the Valley.

“In the last one year, you have seen that stone-pelting has almost stopped and I want to give credit to the Jammu and Kashmir Police. The state government is an elected government and they are visiting villages to resolve these issues,” she said during BJP’s door-to-door campaign for Assembly elections in Gujarat.

In a series of tweets which included slides and videos, Modi Wednesday called demonetization “a historic and multi dimensional success” and a “decisive blow” to “terrorism and Naxalism.”

A slide posted by Modi said stone pelting incidents in Kashmir valley had come down by 75 per cent, incidents of Left Wing Extremism were down by 20 per cent, and 7.62 lakh counterfeit notes were detected.

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