November 10, 2016
Chennai: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL filed by Indian National League state general secretary M Seeni Ahmed seeking a direction to the Central government to make the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes valid again.
When the PIL came up for hearing before the division bench, the petitioner argued that though demonetisation of the notes was welcome, the government’s sudden action caused severe hardship to the general public. The government’s move should be stopped and a direction should be given to it to make the currency notes valid again, the petitioner said.
The government pleader said that it was a policy decision, taken for people’s welfare. Accepting this, the court dismissed the petition.