Currency demonetisation hits adversely to the differently abled and poor

  |   India News

Like hundreds of others, sixty year old Maninder Tripathi joined the serpentine queue outside the Reserve Bank of India building to exchange his Rs 500 note for short change.

The cruelest part of the story is that a 'customer' handed him the note while pretending to buy a packet, costing Rs 12 each, and "fled", leaving Tripathi in the lurch.

The currency demonetisation move of the Centre has aggravated the woes of Tripathi, who stays in a government run blind home in north west Delhi's Sultanpuri alongwith hundreds of other differently abled people like him, especially those living in penury and mostly without any official identity card.

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