Hearing on Petitions against Demonetisation: The center had earlier asked the High courts to stop entertaining the petitions against the demonetisation move undertaken by the Modi government. The Supreme court has however said, “People are affected. People are frantic. People have the right to approach the courts.” It further questioned the center, “can you dispute”.
Hearing on Petitions against Demonetisation
Henceforth, the bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur has rejected center’s plea to seeking a ceasation of entertaining of petitions against demonetisation by any court in the country.
“Some measures are required. See the kind of problems people are facing. People have to go to the high court. If we shut them from going to the high court, how can we know the magnitude of the problem. People going to different courts indicates the magnitude of the problem.”
-The bench headed by Cheif Justice TS Thakur said on Friday
Referring to the problems being faced by the comman man outside the banks for the exchange of notes, it said that the issue is serious which requires quick action, further asking the political party to produce the required data regarding the case.
While the Attorney General told the SC that the queues were getting shorter, the SC asked yet again, “Last time you said there will be relief for people in the coming days but you have squeezed the exchange limit to Rs 2,000 only.”
SC demanded an answer to why the inconvenience caused to the general public was not being curbed till now? The AG said that the only issue is about the transfer of money to the banks and re-calibration of the ATMs that will be catered to shortly.
Total four PILs against the demonetisation have been filed in the Supreme Court two of which are filed by Delhi-based lawyers and the other two by Adil Alvi and S Muthukumar.