The news of the government banning old ₹500, ₹1,000 currency notes came as a bummer to one and all across the country.
The announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent shockwaves across the nation and caught everyone off guard. Some hailed the move as brave and called it landmark while a limited few panned the decision.
However, in the short term, this decision has inconvenienced a majority chunk of citizens in the country.
A woman from North East Delhi went to a bank on Thursday with her daughter’s wedding card hoping she could get more cash against the limit of ₹10,000 per day. She was however turned away by the bank citing the government cap put on the withdrawal limits.
In Uttar Pradesh, a 40-year-old washerwoman died allegedly due to shock when on Wednesday she learnt that banks will not accept denominations of ₹1000.
Tirtharaji came to know about centre’s demonitisation move only when she reached the bank. The incident took place at Captainganj tehsil of Kushinagar district.
Pictures of the woman’s body lying on ground along with two ₹1,000 denomination notes and a pass book went viral on social media.
In another incident, an 8-year-old girl died allegedly due to delay in treatment when her father, who was on his way to hospital to seek medical help, could not get petrol as he was carrying a ₹1000 note which the pump station attendant refused to take. The incident took place at Mahua Mafi village.