‘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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    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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