Demonetization fallout: Woman removes clothes at RBI gate
Indian Government once again retracted to its own assurances to public on Demonetization
Since the last day to exchange currency notes with banks has passed, the people are turning to RBI (as it was told by the govt) to get the new notes in lieu of their old. Unable to get a few junked currency notes exchanged, a frustrated poor woman became topless in front of RBI regional office in New Delhi.
The woman, who was with her child, was in tears when turned away by guards after repeated request to exchange her junked notes. In protest she sat in front of the RBI entrance gate.
When the guards tried to forcefully move her away from the entrance, the woman in disgust took off her clothes and sat topless in front of the iron gate, stunning the onlookers as well as the security personnel.
Later, the RBI guards called the police and she along with her kid was bundled away to police station, thus ending the surcharged drama at the high profile building which is just a stone’s throw away from the Parliament House.
Many others including retired and aged persons who have come to exchange their old notes said the government should not go back on the promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his November 8 address to the nation that old notes could be exchanged at the select RBI offices till March 31.
The women protesters, numbering around 35, raised slogans against RBI and demonetisation attracting a crowd of passersby.
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