‘This is a serious issue’: SC says no to stay on demonetisation challenge in lower courts

The Centre had on November 8 demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to what it said was curb black money and corruption.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: November 18, 2016 4:19 pm
An Indian woman carrying a child stands with others in a queue to deposit and exchange discontinued currency notes outside a bank in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. India announced a week ago that it was withdrawing 500 and 1,000 rupee notes as legal tender to fight corruption and tax evasion.(AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.) A woman carrying a child stands with others in a queue to deposit and exchange discontinued currency notes outside a bank in Hyderabad .(AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay, for now, the petitions against demonetisation pending before different High Courts and subordinate courts.

“It indicates the magnitude of the problem is serious. People are going to the High Courts for relief. This is a serious issue. Let them go,” said a bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Anil R. Dave as Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi urged the apex court to stay all such proceeding in High Courts and subordinate courts.

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Adjourning the matter for November 25, the court asked the Attorney General to move transfer petitions, which the court will consider.

The Centre had on November 8 demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to what it said was curb black money and corruption.

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First Published on: November 18, 2016 2:11 pm
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    anonymous
    Nov 18, 2016 at 10:20 am
    Courts are also enjoying. Nobody is serious about the nation. Does SC know that everyone from opposition can go to lower courts?
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      Haru Mandal
      Nov 18, 2016 at 10:03 am
      "Issue" is definitely serious (but that is not the issue right now), Situation is still not so serious for those (common people) - who are not affected by it. But it is becoming becoming more and more bizarre, grotesque and macabre! lt;br/gt;Can really someone arrange someone's daughter's (or son's) marriage in Rs 2.5 lakh TODAY. And there are different cl of people with different levels of expenses. And, if it is genuine SAVINGS money and PF money/Life savings money (saved by the father) for such expenses and it is STUCK in his account.
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        Jayo khan
        Nov 18, 2016 at 10:36 am
        Can apex court be liable for suffering of lots of poor netizens and death of several innocent s . come on apex court arrest umroa Singh ostwal in Mira road who has duped many Innocent will you please do it .he has previously duped in a project called ostwal Paradise ,and then he went underground and then with help of political influence he reemerged to do same criminal activities. How can and till how long apex court fool commoner
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          Jayo khan
          Nov 18, 2016 at 10:38 am
          I think apex court supreme s have families and they understand the sentiment s .
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            Jayo khan
            Nov 18, 2016 at 9:45 am
            Putting a no stay order is breach of consution . hope cj has knowledge to the act , though he has unlimited power and political ociation. Did cj took cognition of ordinary netizens suffering and big sharks escaped smoothly. This democracy . and not totalism
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              Jayo khan
              Nov 18, 2016 at 9:30 am
              Toi reports the next surgical strike will be on gold , bank locker s and benami property s . vivo pm
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                Srividya Jayaraman
                Nov 18, 2016 at 10:22 am
                Your comments.shows you are fake or you must lost your.money. What was the fake congress contribution for 60 years. Only converting.every Hindus to Muslims.or Christioans.or appeasing them by bashing Hindus
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                  Kamalk
                  Nov 19, 2016 at 4:59 am
                  Supreme Court should stop interfering in executivestead it should look into million of cases in lower and high courts and clear the mess.political parties in India oppose just for the purpose of opposition. These short sighted politicians don't want to see the benefit of demonetisation k
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                    Saurabh
                    Nov 18, 2016 at 9:47 am
                    Difficulty is for common man and not for BJP. Feku and Shah are holding election rallies every other day giving jumblas. Why they are using precious new currency for electoral gains when there is no cash in ATMs and Banks. Or are they paying for the rally expenses in black money?
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                      ak dev
                      Nov 18, 2016 at 10:38 am
                      Everybody who is opposing the demonetisation is telling that others are suffering but they don't tell why they are not suffering. There is a concerted effort from all corrupt political parties to create chaos so that government panics and allow them to convert their black money into new currency. However, this time they all have to die with their with rotten notes.
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                        amarjeet
                        Nov 18, 2016 at 9:46 am
                        all BJPee wlala's are Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill them at Chandni Chowk. M killers. go and see the situation in remote villages and small towns, poor people are standing and dying in .they are sitting in AC rooms and dictataing modis and RSS and Jootley's wala's propaa. shoot urself and say zoor se Bharat mata aur pita ke jai
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                          amarjeet
                          Nov 18, 2016 at 9:44 am
                          infact ur a Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill them at Chandni Chowk. M killers. go and see the situation in remote villages and small towns, poor people are standing and dying in . ur sitting in AC room and dictataing modis and RSS chaddi walas propaa. shoot urself and say zoor se Bharat mata aur pita ke jai
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                            amarjeet
                            Nov 18, 2016 at 9:40 am
                            ur Blind Bakht..copy right of impotent FEKU. let him get his wife first before doing nation building. SC said riot like situation. get Amit Shah and Mohan bhagwat and kill then at Chandni Chowk. M killers
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                              Raj
                              Nov 18, 2016 at 2:57 pm
                              BS.
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                                Raj
                                Nov 18, 2016 at 9:59 am
                                Fake commenters from Congress going wild here...
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                                  bhargav600
                                  Nov 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                                  You are copy-pasting your same comment everywhere (I noticed at 2-3 places), which is also quite cr, bringing 'wife' into the conversation. Not done.
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                                    rishi
                                    Nov 18, 2016 at 12:18 pm
                                    jaggu reddy was wrong too !
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                                      rishi
                                      Nov 18, 2016 at 10:13 am
                                      why can't marriages be postponed ....that is if you are not williing to hold simple marriages with no need for pomp and show.... check out with 'catererss and marriage organisers'....they have packages for every budget on ho how to organise and conduct a successful wedding reception and some honeymooning too !.Nation comes first in every case....and atleast the children of newly-wed couples will get to live and earn their livelihoods in a clean and honest nation as they grow up, the strong of which are being laid now by these very couples, among a billion-plus well-wishers of this Nation.
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                                        Raj farhan
                                        Nov 18, 2016 at 11:32 am
                                        rather than leaving fetishism, some people are still blaming policitians....no ATM calibiration, no much cash availability and mostly farmer or daily wages based people have no own's account...Govt. did this only Polishing their image Immediately without any home work...
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                                          gc
                                          Nov 18, 2016 at 9:00 am
                                          As if until now India was a paradise, people were living the first world standard!
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                                            gc
                                            Nov 18, 2016 at 9:04 am
                                            Check any railway platform, you will find poor sleeping in cold.They don't have anything, not even a blanket. In the month of June,look around, poor are working in construction when the others can't roll down windows of their AC cars.Suddenly everyone has realized the pain of poor in India. Arre, at least one thing is been done that will REALLY help the poor in future, let it happen.
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