Demonetisation: Won't interfere, but please help people, says SC

The SC is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the ban on Rs 500 and 1,000 notes

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New Delhi, Nov 15: The Supreme Court asked the centre to file a detailed affidavit on the steps it was taking to ease problems of people in the aftermath of demonetisation.

While refusing to interfere on the larger issue relating to the ban on the Rs 500 and 1,000 notes, the SC however, sought to know the steps being taken.

Won't interfere: SC on demonetisation

The SC is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the ban on Rs 500 and 1,000 notes. The petitioner sought a reversal of this decision citing problems being caused to the people.

Also read: Demonetisation: PM Modi's mother exchanges currency for Rs 4,500

"What steps are you exploring to help the people," the court asked. People should not suffer, the Bench headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur observed. "We do not want question your fight on black money. We do not want to interfere with the financial policy of the government, but please do something for the people," the Bench also said.

"We are working day and night," the centre told the court. "We are printing currency to ease the pain. Our mints are working day and night," the centre also said.

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