Supreme Court refuses to put stay on hearings related to demonetisation in lower courts

Taking up four PILs filed against the controversial scheme, the apex court asked the govt as to what further steps it is exploring and considering to address the inconveniences caused to people.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:November 18, 2016 4:17 pm
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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to put a stay on hearings in various high courts and lower courts related to the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes. The court, however, asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to file a transfer petition appeal if they wanted a stay on the issue. The next hearing on this is scheduled to be held on November 25. Mentioning the demonetisation matter, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday urged the Supreme Court that all petitions pending in various courts in this connection to be stayed.

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Rohatgi made a plea before a division bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave and comprising Justice A. M. Khanwilkar. The apex court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file an affidavit on Public Interest Litigations (PILs) filed by various petitioners, challenging the government’s demonetisation move.

Taking up four PILs filed against the controversial scheme, which has caused massive upheavals across the nation, the apex court asked the union government as to what further steps it is exploring and considering to address the inconveniences caused to people. Rohatgi told the court that black money destabilises economy and the country. He said over Rs 3 lakh crores have been deposited in various banks thus far and the government is expecting more Rs 11 lakh crores by December end.

The PILs have questioned the rational and modus operandi behind the demonetisation drive.

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  1. P
    Nov 21, 2016 at 12:19 am
    India has a lot of problems of corruption. The pain caused by demonitization is real and hard. But the corruption of indian society is killing more people than the pain it;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The corruption is so bad that modi only had trust in a few close ministers. I think the chaos affected a lot of people. But the rich, corrupt politicians and the police who take bribes as well as the netas will be hit very hard when they find that much of what they have in those currencies will be;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If u want to really hurt criminals hit them where it;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In the US, the Internal Revenue Service and other Federal and State agencies will confiscate your bank account. They will seize all ets as well. Then u will be fined and told to be pay tbe rest. U will face prison as;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If india really focused on et seizures, u will see criminal activity slow;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In the US, if u make any income such as making money through drugs or arms.....u will be imprisoned, fined and then pay taxes on the drugs, arms or any other illiegal;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Unlike India where corruption is killing india.
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    Dhanasekaran Balasubramanian
    Nov 18, 2016 at 2:34 pm
    the world is under recession every country is facing severe financial crisis except to few extent our country and few other countries. this is not a proper time to demonetise the higher value currency notes. the business is severely affected and many people are loosing jobs and it will take years to over come. hence i request the govt not take it as a prestige problem and rethink the issue immediately.
  3. K
    Nov 18, 2016 at 11:11 am
    Highly irresponsible statement by SC, you cant put 'riots' word in people's mind, opposition political parties might use this as a tool...
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    proud indian
    Nov 18, 2016 at 11:19 am
    PIL can question the modus opei of the Government. But, has the Honourable SC questioned the motive of the peioners and the modus opei of the black money stackers, fake currency dealers and hawala operators? No. There shall be a limit to court intervention. Government is trying to sweep the floor clean with this baby/ small/ big step. Government is not doing Hawala. They are replacing the notes. Why the courts should entertain such PILs? When the Government, respecting the rule of law and the Consuition, approaches the court, this is the action. Where are we going?
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    PN Venugopalan
    Nov 18, 2016 at 11:47 am
    SC would be creating a dangerous situation by allowing any courts to stay lt;br/gt;on Govt. decision on currency . Agreed there is inconvenience and inconvenience must be endured by all in the larger interest of the nation. Judiciary should not be used as a convenient toll by unscrupulous PIL mongers to defeat the noble purpose with which the RBI/Govt. has taken decision. Besides, Judiciary would be infringing Executive domain which is not the goal of the Indian Consution.
  6. M
    Nov 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm
    More than half of the Judges are Congr oriented or Communist oriented Judges only.
  7. S
    Nov 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm
    Unless power of courts to issue stay orders is withdrawn, nation can not move further. We have been seeing from decades that almost every politician or criminal, once arrested, gets some ailments,go to hospitals, get a doctor's certificate, produce to the court and get stay or bail. Hete gravity of the case become secondary and money power become primary.
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    Raja Umesh L
    Nov 18, 2016 at 11:38 am
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