This 16-tweet rant against the scrapping of Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes makes a solid point

In a series of 16 tweets, the Twitter user expressed shock and disappointment at the government's 'ignorance'.

By: Trends Desk | Updated: November 11, 2016 1:06 pm
Man rants against scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes Man rants against scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes

On November 8, Prime Minster Narendra Modi shook the country with his bold move when he declared that notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 will hold no value after midnight. In what he called a step against black money and corruption, the announcement received a mixed response from people, as some were proud of it, while others questioned the practicality of the suddenness of the government’s decision.

Twitter user @AmbaAzaad, in a series of tweets, raised concern for people who are probably going to be most affected by this move. These people don’t account for minority, majority or any such group but are the ones who still constitute major part of the Indian population — those who may not have any sort of identification document or easy access to banks or post offices to exchange their money.

In a series of 16 tweets, the user expressed shock and disappointment at the government’s ‘ignorance’ – or maybe we should say dismissal, or even refusal to acknowledge – of many such people who might face a lot of problems because of the new rule. The user asked what will happen to the “Hijras who are also paid in cash but who cannot get IDs or bank accounts in the gender they self-identify as” or “Parents in villages where the nearest bank is 10 km away who have been sent cash by their urban migrant children” or “Children who have run away from abusive homes with some cash, but no paperwork. And no access to a support system.”

Many have questioned the suddenness of the move, and even Modi, during his address, admitted that it’s initially going to be a little difficult but stressed the importance of the same in the larger context. “In a country’s history, there come moments when every person feels he too should be part of that moment, that he too should make his contribution to the country’s progress. Now, we again have an opportunity,” he said.

Read all the tweets here.

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First Published on: November 9, 2016 5:35 pm
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    Sampat
    Nov 10, 2016 at 8:09 am
    A few have suggested that local MPs and MLAs help the poor and vulnerable. Don't they think that MPs, MLAs and politicians must be busy converting their own treasures !!!!
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      Kajucurry
      Nov 10, 2016 at 5:39 am
      LOL ........ If they do not have any ideny then they are not at all getting any benefit of Government scheme. Instead crying for them and fighting against the move go and help them so that they can enjoy other scheme by registering as a Voter or Ration card.lt;br/gt;By the way If they are so aloof are they really citizens of country or coming from some other country and staying here with the so called DIDI's permission as DIDI is also saying it to be wrong move for same reason.
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        DKUMAR
        Nov 9, 2016 at 4:07 pm
        Bringing black money out in open and taxing them is finecreases revenue, curbs inflation etc.But what happens to the BIG NPA problem of banks.that is public's legitimate money gone down the drain. Looks like it has taken back seat.
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          Sanjay
          Nov 10, 2016 at 3:39 pm
          Proud of Modi Ji, these small issue can be managed for betterment of country interest
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            sonu
            Nov 10, 2016 at 11:42 am
            Now people - poor or rich, honest or black money 'takers', crows or koels - will take government's well thought of plans more seriously. Govt shouted "open bank accounts (Jan-Dhan)", "Get all gold selling transactions recorded on paper", "Get the cheapest insurance in world for poor", "declare all black money before sep 30".. and many more schemes, Those who took them lightly, will now learn from this shock and will take government's step more seriously, for their own benefit, and for the larger scheme of things.
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              Anita singh
              Nov 10, 2016 at 7:56 am
              fully agree with @Amba Azad. These little things should have been govt's concern. There are vast numbers of such people. The effect of this apathy will be visible soon.
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                Manoj
                Nov 10, 2016 at 1:16 pm
                Disagree... these teething issues can be plugged. Bold step by PM iniverall interest of nation
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                  Prashant Singh
                  Nov 10, 2016 at 12:24 pm
                  Totally stupid tweets...who in our country is earning but does not ID proof...I think this guy is in shock as where to change his higher notes...sick fellow
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                    Ragini
                    Nov 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm
                    By the way.....*Dalitwithmodi*lt;br/gt;I am a lady....Ms.Ragini
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                      Ragini
                      Nov 9, 2016 at 6:28 pm
                      Chaay waala chaay waala hi rehta hai bhaai!!
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                        Ragini
                        Nov 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm
                        I am sorry...If you found I was wrong...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But I know that I am correct and I don't need to prove that...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And I noticed that the market is closed....it means no one wants to sell anything neither anyone wants to buy!!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Seriously...you people don't seem educated!!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I am a science student....And today I went to my Economics professeur...he explained me everything....it is difficult to mention here...about what he told me..Mr.Prashant...You may be correct....but according to me you aren't....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Talking about Mr.Farazdak.....Mr....you don't know what is going on...why are the ministers and filmstars in Modi'S favour...because they were already told about this...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Don't you think the ministers would be corrupted..dude this is India the politicians and minister obviously have black money....!!!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And just move back....don't you have black money????lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I am sorry but you are wrong anyway....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi...he was the CM of Gujarat...tu ko nhi lagta usne pause khaaye honge...yaar common guys yeh Bharat hai...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Jo kuchh bhi ho jaate...Modi tha to chart waala hi na?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Answer me now...
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                          Ragini
                          Nov 9, 2016 at 8:10 pm
                          Just see what will happen!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You don't know what is going on!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Abhi jaa ke survey karo..you will find who is correct and who is wrong...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi ek chaiiwaala tha....usne Gujarat mein dange bhi karaye the!!!lt;br/gt;Vo kuchh bhi kar sakta hai bhaii!!!!
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                            Ragini
                            Nov 9, 2016 at 8:12 pm
                            Modi is not a dictator!!! How can he say that from midnight this is gonna start!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He gave us only 4 hrs!!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Agar Itna hi dum that toh phir..din mein announce kyun nhi kiya!!!!!??????
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                              Js
                              Nov 10, 2016 at 11:13 am
                              In his own words these people consute a minority. So if each one of us even help one such person, every indian will be prevented from inconvenience. It is not only goverment 's responsibility but of each citizen to support the decision of our PM instead of sitting and finding faults. For out own country's bright future can't we du this much? Answer please .
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                                Surender
                                Nov 10, 2016 at 11:44 am
                                I am sure for one thing, you do whatever people of this contry will find something to put u down and media of this contry will see or highlight only negative impact of every action. Who says good things come without pain and changes without effort. Why did u not ask the questions to all these persons which you mentioned when he was asking everyone to open a bank a/c, making Aadhar card and put your money in bank if it is not black money.
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                                  Swapnil
                                  Nov 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm
                                  Yeah amba but know it a huge silent majority stands with Modi ji
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                                    Ya Dajjal
                                    Nov 10, 2016 at 12:41 am
                                    "the state", huh? Typical commie - won't solve anything,wont let you solve anything
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                                      Abhi
                                      Nov 10, 2016 at 11:01 am
                                      IT is a bad decision for the points mentioned in this articlelt;br/gt;if 50 days were not given to make arrangements.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;1. 50 days (Infact even more, if u go into technicalities) have been given to make arrangements. There have been rigourous efforts and requests to people to open their accounts. Even now you have 50 days to get it opened.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You can approach ur MP / MLA for address certificate and get your account opened.lt;br/gt;that is also not needed if you have :lt;br/gt;pport, driving licence, voter ID card, PAN card, Aadhaar or EVEN job card. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So, there is ofcourse a way to get a bank account opened.lt;br/gt;and Its a high time that one should get it opened.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If nothing works try to get it opened in jan-dhan yojna.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And there can be huge prospective advantages of this decision :lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;1. Stopping Black Moneylt;br/gt;2. Eradication of Fake Moneylt;br/gt;3. Fake Money coming from stan (the terrorist nation) will end.lt;br/gt;4. Terrorist fundings will get a major blow.lt;br/gt;5. Hawala transactions will get a Blowlt;br/gt;6. etc etclt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You seems to be hit by a black money, real hard
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                                        Amardeep
                                        Nov 10, 2016 at 1:00 am
                                        True. This decision is not a correct one. It is not a well thought through decision. It will not stop the generation of black money. It will not prevent the black money in form of gold, real estate or overseas bank account being bought back into the system.
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                                          adik
                                          Nov 10, 2016 at 4:03 am
                                          Wow! I wonder why our country has found it so difficult to uplift these people..and how many "educated" souls are actually the cause behind such a drastic step
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                                            kris
                                            Nov 10, 2016 at 11:53 am
                                            if all i have got is 1000 notes which came because of begging - i will not become a different person if that 1000 goes away lt;br/gt;i am still a beggar with or without that 1000
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