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JK Cong holds anti-govt protests on 2nd anniversary of demonetization

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Congress' and Kashmir unit took out an anti-government rally and protested near the here with its leaders courting arrests on on Friday.

Led by Sudhir Sharma, over 300 party activists blocked the road and protested near the

Raising slogans against the Modi government, they alleged that the "ill advised step" of demonetisation has ruined the economy, job market and affected the country's development.

After protesting for around two hours, senior leaders of the and party activists courted arrest and were taken to the police lines in Gandhinagar.

Sharma said that Prime announced the note ban exercise to curb terror funding, black money and fake currency, but "nothing has been achieved".

According to the RBI, over 99 per cent of the demonetized currency notes have returned to the banks, he said.

Former said the poor and middle class suffered needlessly due to demonetisation.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 17:50 IST