Several cash-strapped families demonstrated outside the District Magistrate’s office in Muzaffarnagar, demanding adequate money to prepare for the upcoming weddings of their kin in wake of the demonetisation move. The protestors waved their wedding cards during the demonstration on Tuesday evening, alleging that they were not able to withdraw cash from their bank accounts leading to “great problems” while making arrangements for the weddings.
The families have submitted a memorandum to the DM, demanding that they be allowed to withdraw reasonable cash from their bank accounts for the ceremonies. Ashok Kumar, a parent, said he was facing shortage of cash for his daughter’s marriage scheduled on November 24. The protest was led by Rajender Singh whose daughter is set to get married on November 25.