3 years since demonetisation: How this decision helped India’s war against terror

demonetisationThe effects of demonetisation that is unseen is the crippling effect it has had on terror funding

It has been three years since the decision on demonetisation. On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 note would no longer be legal tender.

There have been arguments both for and against. However here we take a look at how the decision had an impact in India’s war against terror. The aftereffects of demonetisation were first felt in the Naxalite strongholds.

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Kerala set to become southern corridor for Naxals: Here’s why the state should take a cue from the Centre

The counter to the Naxal movement from the Centre serves as valuable lessons for states to learn from as the rise in Naxalites in Kerala and other states of the South need to be combated

There is no dearth when it comes to the various security challenges in Kerala. The menace of radicalisation, Wahhabism and now Naxalism can all be found in Kerala.

Last week four Naxalites were killed in an encounter at Agali in Palakkad district. The police said that the encounter took place after the patrol party came under fire from the Naxalites. The encounter was an important one as the Kabani Dalam of Naxalites were planning to regroup in the area. The Congress was quick to react and condemned the killings. While Congress MP from Palakkad VK Sreekandan expressed doubts over the encounter, state opposition leader, Ramesh Chennithala said that it was highly improper to eliminate them ruthlessly.

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How seizure of demonetised currency led to busting of terror funding by naxals

terrorfundingNew Delhi, Oct 22: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed its charge sheet against 11 persons accused in the Naxal terror funding case.

The 11 persons have been accused of raising funds through extortion/ levy collection and further legitimising this illegal money by investing in banking channels and dubious shell companies in the names of close associates and family members of Dinesh Gope, the supremo of the PLFI.

No cause: Naxals extort money from poor locals, invest it in cooperative banks, mutual funds

New Delhi, Oct 19: The National Investigation Agency has made a crucial arrest in a naxal related case. The NIA arrested Lalita Devi, an accused in the case relating to the seizure of a large amount of cash from the operatives of the CPI (Maoist).

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No cause: Naxals extort money from poor locals, invest it in cooperative banks, mutual funds

New Delhi, Oct 19: The National Investigation Agency has made a crucial arrest in a naxal related case. The NIA arrested Lalita Devi, an accused in the case relating to the seizure of a large amount of cash from the operatives of the CPI (Maoist).

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Down in Kashmir, Pakistan now looks to dish out trouble in naxal land, North East

masud-ahmad-khanNew Delhi, Aug 29: A series of tweets by former army official from Pakistan speaks about the naxal movement in India, the insurgency in the North East and of course Kashmir.

While speaking about the naxalite movement, Brig Masud Ahmad says that the insurgency started in 1970 as a result of economic exploitation by Delhi. He also speaks about the Mizoram Independence movement and says India launched air strikes to neutralise the movement. He goes on with a series of tweets explaining these issues.

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Araku MLA murder: NIA charges top naxal

New Delhi, July 13: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against a naxalite, who is alleged to have played a key role in the murder of Araku MLA Kidari Sarveshwara Rao.

The charges were filed in the NIA Special Court at Vijayawada against Vanthala Dharmayya. It may be recalled that on September 23 2018, naxalites had killed Rao and an ex-MLA Siveri Soma at Livitiputtu village, Pothangi Panchayat by cadres of CPI (Maoist).

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NIA charges four in murder of ex-MLA involving naxals

New Delhi, Apr 11: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet in the murder case of an MLA and a former legislator.

Three persons have been named in the chargesheet- Yedala Subba Rao, Gemini Sobhan and Korra Kamala. The NIA has also named four other persons in the chargesheet and stated that these persons are absconding.

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After forces kill four naxals, their chief appeals for justice

New Delhi, Mar 28: In the wake of the upcoming elections to the Lok Sabha, an audio clip has been circulated by the naxalites in Chhattisgarh.

The clip was released after the killing of four naxalites in an encounter with the CRPF at Bastar. In the clip the chief of the South Bastar divisional committee, Vikas seeks for a judicial inquiry into the encounter.

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NIA unearths deposits into shell companies by naxalites

New Delhi, Feb 22: The National Investigation Agency has raided 10 places in Jharkhand in connection with a case relating to Left Wing Terrorism.

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