Delhi HC to hear PIL against Rs 2,000 note tomorrow

The petitioner alleged that the notification in this regard is ‘unconstitutional’.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:November 21, 2016 2:23 pm
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The Delhi High Court will hear the Public Information Litigation (PIL) against the new Rs. 2,000 currency note Tuesday.

The petitioner alleged that the notification in this regard is ‘unconstitutional’.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today filed a transfer petition before the Supreme Court seeking a stay on all pending pleas against demonetisation.

The matter is now likely to be heard on November 23.

The Supreme Court had earlier last week refused to stay the government’s notification demonetising high-value currency notes but asked it to spell out the steps taken to minimise public inconvenience.

Senior advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal, who appeared for one of the petitioners, said that he was not asking for a stay on the notification but seeking the government’s answers with regard to the steps taken to address public inconvenience.

The bench then asked the Attorney General to file an affidavit about the measures undertaken by the Centre and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to minimise public inconvenience and the steps likely to be undertaken in future.

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  1. A
    Nov 21, 2016 at 9:06 pm
    So that you could find ways to somehow preserve your black money. It is raddi now. Use it to light your burners.
    1. K
      Nov 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm
      "Kapat" Sibhal and his Congress crooks are at it again, PIL Phony Interest Litigation to mitigate all the Black money in their possession. All these days they bribed the poor and divided them into SC/Dalit/ST and then further divided them into Christians and Hindus, with the help of nefarious religious places they manited the democracy of India. With demonetization their windfall has been turned into paper, even Mamta's vote bank illegal Bangla deshis do not want it. What else but to go to the courts where they had hand picked the Judges...I wish that the death penalty is imposed on all the corrupt people in India.
      1. S
        Subramanian Yegnaswamy
        Nov 21, 2016 at 6:13 pm
        Because of such atude of courts to hear all silly PIL, there is heavy backlog of genuine cases. Then to blame government for not filling post of judges for backlog of cases is unjustified. There is no law which mandates government to inform public of issuance of currency notes in advance. Further what public interest is affected by issuance of Rs.2000/- currency notes? just a drama by rogue Congress to come to limelight
        1. G
          Guptan Veemboor
          Nov 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm
          "The peioner alleged that the notification in this regard is ‘unconsutional’.". Has the Indian Consution forbid demonetizing currency notes by the government or issuing new currency notes. If it is found that there is not enough evidence to go into this PIL, the peioner should be jailed for wasting the court's time on frivolous complaints.