Kanpur temple asks devotees not to donate old Rs 500/1000 notes

PM Modi had announced on November 8 that high denomination notes will no longer be considered a legal tender.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 12, 2016 9:20 am
demonetisation, rs 500 notes, rs 1000 notes, 500 note donation, temple donation 500,1000 note, narendra modi, black money, fake currency, new 2000 rs note, new notes Vaibhav Lakshmi temple in Kanpur, UP, puts out notice requesting devotees to not donate Rs 500/1000 currency notes. ANI photo

The Centre’s decision to demonetise currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 has affected businesses and other service facilities across the country. Long, winding queues are a regular feature outside banks and ATMs since Friday as the public struggled to exchange the old currency notes. Now, a temple in Kanpur has put out a notice asking devotees to not offer any donations with high-denomination notes.

The temple priest told news agency ANI that authorities were alerted to ensure no donations in the form of Rs 500/1000 notes were accepted. He also asserted that they support PM Narendra Modi’s initiative to curb hoarding of black money and counterfeit currency.

Meanwhile in some parts of the country – including New Delhi – rumors of a shortage of salt in the market caused panic among the people who then started buying it at inflated prices. The government, however, cleared that there was no such shortage.

PM Modi had announced on November 8 that high denomination notes will no longer be considered a legal tender. However, emergency service providers like hospitals, medical shops, petrol pumps, crematoriums among others were directed to accept any form of currency for 72 hours beginning from November 9.

On Friday, the ATMs became functional and people can now withdraw maximum Rs 2000 per day till November 19 after which the limit will be increased.

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    Rangaesh Gadasalli
    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:40 am
    The temple should have no say about what the devotees give. Let them give accountability for every thousand collected and how the temple spends that money. They should run daily kitchens to feed hundreds of poor people and students in schools in low income areas. Time to put some serious regulations through out the country. No body is interfering with their religious rights but we want accountability for all the monies collected It is that simple.
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      Vihari Naidu
      Nov 12, 2016 at 4:25 am
      Can we donate Tata Salt, since salt became costly after shortage of currency and price rise of commodities including salt.
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        Nov 12, 2016 at 12:27 pm
        1. S
          Nov 12, 2016 at 9:03 am
          Why should the temple say no. They can deposit it in the temple account and use the money to help Hindus in need. Unless the Trustees are shady!