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Demonetisation effect: Protest in Jantar Mantar tomorrow

"The available banking infrastructures are collapsing and not responding to this serious challenge. There are long queues for money and 3 innocent citizens already have died collapsing in bank queues to exchange money."

In a protest planned on Facebook titled, “JOINT PROTEST DEMONSTRATION AGAINST ECONOMIC EMERGENCY & DEMONETISATION” various organisations will meet on November 14, 2016 on Jantar Mantar to stand against Government’s demonetisation move.

In the introduction for the protest, the organisers have said that “Deeply concerned about the sudden demonetisation of 500 & 1000 Rs. notes without any ‘preparation’, which is causing panic and great crisis all over the country. The direct sufferers are those who are poor, vulnerable and marginalised. The situation is deteriorating every moment. A new web of black economy started operating in every corner. The available banking infrastructures are collapsing and not responding to this serious challenge. There are long queues for money and 3 innocent citizens already have died collapsing in bank queues to exchange money.”

With the claim that the Dharna is against Economic Emergency in the form of Demonetisation, organizers include AISA, ANHAD, Forum against Corruption and Threats, Jamia Collective, Jansanskriti manch, NAPM, National Movement Forum et al.

The protest details also claim that the eminent economists, intellectuals, activists and others will speak at the Dharna. A large number of other prominent activists, writers, poets, intellectuals and trade union and youth leaders will also be present at the demonstration, it added.

This comes after reports of merchants associations in Kerala deciding to launch an indefinite shutdown Tuesday onwards while traders in states including Telangana, Andhra Pradhesh and Delhi are preparing for similar shutdowns.On the transport front, All India Motor Transport Congress said in its press release that 90 lakh trucks and 20 lakh buses may go off the roads by Monday all over India as the transport sector is facing a shortage with the banning of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes.

Read also: Demonetisation: All India Shutdown Looms Next Week


On November 8, PM Modi banned currency of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 and since then the country is facing chaos all around with ever increasing queues for Banks and ATMs, even on weekends.

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