Demonetisation: SC refuses to stay proceedings, to transfer all HC cases to one court

Earlier, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi filed a plea before the apex court, requesting a blanket order to stay proceedings in PILs filed in various courts.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2016 3:59 pm
naroda gam trial, gujarat news, gujarat, ahmedabad, maya kodnani, best bakery case, supreme court, supreme court best bakery case, indian express, india news Earlier, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi filed a plea before the apex court, requesting a blanket order to stay proceedings in PILs filed in various courts.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay proceedings in cases filed in various courts across the country against the Centre’s move to scrap old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.  It, however, agreed to transfer all pending cases on demonetisation to a single court. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi informed the bench hearing the Centre’s plea that the situation in the country is improving. “Expecting situation to get better in coming days. Sufficient measures have been taken to benefit farmers,” he said. Saying that there was no shortage of new currency notes, Rohatgi asked people to not panic as there have been a few problems in its transportation. The cash deposited in banks amounted to Rs 6 lakh crore and  they are expected to collect Rs 15 lakh crore in total, he added. Earlier, Rohatgi requested a blanket order to stay proceedings in PILs filed in various courts.

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The Modi government’s move to declare old high currency tender illegal caused considerable amount of hardship to the common man as queues outside banks and ATMs spilled onto the roads. Within days of announcing the move, RBI relaxed withdrawal norms for those celebrating weddings and farmers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been constantly reviewing the policy changes.

He even sought the public’s opinion on the move through an app survey. Speaking at an event in Delhi on Tuesday, Modi expressed shock over a few public figures openly supporting black money. The issue has, however, united the Opposition, both inside and outside the parliament. House proceedings were repeatedly disrupted, with Opposition seeking PM Modi’s participation in the discussion over demonetisation.

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First Published on: November 23, 2016 11:10 am
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    SURESH
    Nov 23, 2016 at 11:04 am
    INTERESTING DECISION BY SUPREME COURT .ALL PILs ARE AGAINST DEMONETISATION BUT SUPREME COURT DOES NOT WANT HERE AT ONE PLACE SUPREME COURT.IT IS LIKE THIS A QUESTION IS RAISED WHETHER TWO PLUS TWO FOUR OR NOT .THE CASE GOES TO COURT OF DIFFERENT STATES .DIFFERENT COURT GIVE DIFFERENT DECISION.KOI SAYS IT IS FIVE ,SOME SAYS THREE , SOME SAYS SIX,ZERO AND SO ON. THEN WHAT WHO IS RIGHT.CASE ULTIMATELY WILL GO TO SUPREME COURT.WHY SO COMPLEXICITY.
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      SURESH
      Nov 23, 2016 at 9:48 am
      INTERESTING ON ONE HAND RAHUL PAPPU SAYS FM DID NOT KNOW ABOUT DEMONETISATION ON THE OTHER HAND SAYS ALL BJP PERSON WERE KNOWING ABOUT IT.WAISE JIS ME JITNE AKAL HOTI WAISE HI BAATE KARTA.KISI KA KASOOR NAHI HAI. PM MODI HAS TAKEN A BOLD STEP.NOW POLITICIANS ARE GETTING EXPOSED BY THEIR ACTION.THIS ALL SHOW HOW SERIOUS SINCERE AND HONEST ABOUT TACKLING CORRUPTION,BLACK MONEY ETC.
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        SURESH
        Nov 23, 2016 at 10:04 am
        MR PCK YOU ARE REQUESTED TO CHECK THE NUMBER BECAUSE YOUR BOSSES GIVE SOME OTHER FIGURE.DO YOU MEAN ALL THE DEATH ARE RELATED TO STANDING IN A QUEUE.I AM A SENIOR CITIZEN DID FACE ANY PROBLEMDIA IS A FUNNY COUNTRY WHEN YOU DO NOT AGREE TO SOMETHING THEN TRY TO BLAME BOTH RIGHTLY AND WRONGLY.
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          Kavi
          Nov 23, 2016 at 7:19 am
          There are four major categories of enemies to the nation: 1. The Con Party that looted the country to the core through mega scams like 2G, Coalgate, CWG, National Herald, Agusta, etc., 2. Corrupt Judiciary 3. Terrorists inside and outside the country 4. Corrupt Paid mainstream media terrorists who work for the above three categories.
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            Nav
            Nov 23, 2016 at 7:22 am
            Highly Corrupt Judiciary is instigating riots by its loud mouth utterances.
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              Hindu Reader
              Nov 23, 2016 at 10:14 am
              Judiciary should focus on better issues than meddling with good initiatives by the government and reprimand those voices supporting corruption
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                Dash
                Nov 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm
                Shame on our opposition. The more these Pappus,Khujlis,Bibi Bombtaas speak on demonetization,the more they get exposed. Khujli's pokitical career is finished. Pappu and doulat ki beti corrupt Mayawati have lost slme thousands of crores. With chitfund money,commission from Malda fake currency racket gone, Bombtaa Bano has become a political beggar. The frustration of these corrupt leaders is visible.
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                  ah
                  Nov 23, 2016 at 7:34 am
                  JUDICIARY will FAIL India and Indians and Indian Consution ....... if it allows this drama of Demonetization Every death and inconvenience to Crores of man, women, children, elderly, disabled, illiterates, sick will be on the heads of Govt. and Judiciary ... stop this NONSENSE before the Judiciary also becomes a LAUGHING stock of the world along with MAD MODI .
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                    faithful
                    Nov 23, 2016 at 1:43 pm
                    shame on you. Ur a Gupt Rooge like ur Impotent Feku who could not contain his wife and preaching nation building
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                      India
                      Nov 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm
                      This move is for UP elections lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We know all parties have hard cash worth crores stocked for the big lelectionslt;br/gt;But BJP moved its cash into banks and safe areas and suddenly planned to make opposition parties nulllt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This move is nothing against black money/blue money nothing beneficial or loss for commoner except the hardships of exchangelt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is the big fish who are affected and big fishes who are frnds of BJP are safe others gone.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The crocodile teras are nothing but drama
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                        R.Mehta
                        Nov 23, 2016 at 11:03 am
                        AG is making submissions without any proof to substantiate the same and only objective is to defend the move of govt.If going by his submissions ,people postpone their visit to banks and at the end, find same large queues,who will come to their rescue and whether govt will extend the deadline .The Honable Supreme Court in next hearing should consider granting some relief to people by extending deadline of 30th Dec and in relation of upper limits.
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                          Mahender Goriganti
                          Nov 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm
                          Real story is SC got caught in the mud by stepping in the quick sanding to extricate itself, just like opposition in parliament. .
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                            Mukund
                            Nov 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm
                            Cannot expect the sipreme court to act properly. As such they are at loggerheads because of logjam in appointmentof judges, so to favour that the SC may act against this government. Cannot trust this Thakir and company.
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                              Parth Garg
                              Nov 23, 2016 at 8:11 am
                              The Union government and the Income Tax Department is daily issuing a new threat. People feels humiliated and insulted as it is their own money for which they are made to run from pillar to post. It is a matter of national importance and the SC needs to intervene urgently.
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                                Prakash
                                Nov 23, 2016 at 4:44 pm
                                .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A few questions Indians are asking.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If Modi is sincere in his efforts for black money why hasn't he first released the sources of his funding for his 10,000 crore election funding?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If our soldiers can declare their source of funds why can't BJP?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why hasnt modi first targeted his billionaire friends who have 90% of black money before inflicting atrocities on 100 crore poor Indians?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Indians are not stupid and wont get fooled no matter how hard RSS BJP psid social media agents and their pliant media tries to.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;.
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                                  Pramod Pagar
                                  Nov 23, 2016 at 7:36 am
                                  Those are just few appointments of high court Judges. Those are not going help to pile of pending cases. lt;br/gt;Government is not fool to stop their appointment. Collegium system of appointment of judges is not transparent. Government had approved but rejected some names. We have many left Lenin Judges working against national Interest we can't appoint them.
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                                    Raksh
                                    Nov 23, 2016 at 7:01 am
                                    SC should quash govt decision on demonetization of currency notes being consutional and vague. It is blatant abuse of power conferred to RBI.
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                                      Ramyagnesh
                                      Nov 23, 2016 at 9:29 am
                                      Every death is a sad thing to happen. No one can support death for whatever reason. But just report and blame demonetisation for the deaths happening after 8.11.2016 is not right.
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                                        RAVI
                                        Nov 23, 2016 at 9:29 am
                                        if you are sitting on black money, then only you have to run from pillar to post. I have exchanged notes once and withdrawn from the Bank twice in the last 10 days without much of a hazzle. Don't make mountain out of molehill. If you want lasting peace and prosperity, even if you have to undergo some little pain, you better do that, rather than exaggerating things.
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                                          Eve Fernandez
                                          Nov 23, 2016 at 9:48 am
                                          I am amazed by the myopic view of the Finance minister and Primeminster that cheap loans only is the panacea for growth problem. People should have income to borrow as well as repay(of course industries dont need this criteria; Tycoons can always flee the nation).lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Making quality products at compeive international price, innovation in creating new products. productivity, etc are the necessacities rather than cheap loans. Our country is lacking these traits and hence trailing behind many counties.
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                                            S
                                            Nov 23, 2016 at 9:54 am
                                            If you are paid for posting here, let others know to get an extra 'white' rupee to do so.
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