11 Jan, 2017: Recent assessment by the central intelligence agencies has revealed that the call traffic between hawala agents in India dropped almost by half post demonetisation as hawala deals are traditionally in cash, with Rs 500 and Rs 1,000+ being the favoured denominations.
Given this fact and the drop in hawala transactions, demonetisation has dried up funds used for organised stone-pelting in Kashmir and paying overground terror supporters in the state.
Intelligence officials claim that terrorism-related violence in J&K dipped by 60% post the cash ban, with only one major blast reported from the valley in December.
Keeping this in mind, Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit has produced a short film depicting how Demonetisation has helped in cracking down on Stone Pelters in Kashmir. The film beautifully leaves a message in a brief duration and can be watched below: