New Delhi: The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a question regarding militancy in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), in Rajya Sabha yesterday, commented on the financing of militants and separatists, saying that illegal money is being sent through hawala channels from across the Pakistan border to finance terror related activities, stone pelting and attack on Security Forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
Reddy added that investigation has revealed that various separatist organisations and activists which are part of Hurriyat have been behind the incidents of stone pelting in Kashmir Valley, and that the NIA has chargesheeted 18 persons in terror funding cases so far.
The Minister also remarked that due to the recent decisions, certain precautionary measures taken initially have already been substantially relaxed, and it has been reported by Government of Jammu and Kashmir that all essential services are functioning normally in the Valley.
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