New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a batch of PILs seeking quashing of the government’s decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes, stating that the PM’s November 8 move of demonetisation has left people high and dry.
A bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice DY Chandrachud has listed for hearing as many as four pleas against the November 8 decision, which deems the decision to be infringing citizens’ right to life and trade among others. Out of the four, two PILs have been filed by Delhi-based lawyers Vivek Narayan Sharma and Sangam Lal Pandey respectively. Two other pleas have been filed by individuals, S Muthukumar and Adil Alvi, on the demonetisation issue.
The Centre has also filed a caveat in the registry saying it should be heard if the bench agrees to hear and pass orders on any such plea.
The plea has sought either quashing of the notification or a direction to the Centre for grant of “reasonable time frame” to citizens to exchange the demonetised currency notes for avoiding difficulties being faced by the people.