Though the decision of the Modi government to demonetise currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 is good, it is the common man who is suffering in the long run. But unearthing black money by harassing the common man is not right step as it won’t yield any results. Modi should have thought twice before decommissioning currency notes of higher denomination. He has put the common man into a lot of inconvenience and hardship. People are losing lives after standing in long queues from morning till evening to exchange old currency notes for new ones. ATMs also have run out of cash. Every life is precious. Who is responsible for lives lost by standing in long queues? Of the many ‘kadak’ steps taken by the government one should be able to make donations also accountable not only of religious institutions but also of political parties. That truly would be considered a significant effort in curbing black money.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)