Wrong Urdu text on new Rs 2000 notes, scholars say

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Chennai-based Urdu scholars have claimed that the freshly minted maximum value currency of Rs 2,000 denomination is faulty.

Instead of saying 'hazaar' which means 'thousand', they have committed a spelling error resulting in a word 'bazaar' which means market or shopping area, said U Mohamed Khalilullah, an Urdu scholar and chartered accountant.

Apparently, the Hindi phrase on the note is not correct, as it has been printed as 'Dhon Hazaar Rupye', instead of 'Dho Hazaar Rupye.

"When there is a lot of confusion in the country now, whether the wrongly printed notes are valid or legal tender is to be determined," Khalilullah said.

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