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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    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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