Supreme Court has asked the Central government to explain the steps it has taken or will take to deal with the chaos outside the banks and ATMs.
Petitioner Kapil Sibal described demonetisation as a “surgical strike against the common man. You can have surgical strikes against black money, but you can’t have surgical strikes against common people.”.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi admitted that a government decision of such magnitude would cause some pain and urged the court not to interfere as “These are the matters of economic policy”.
Justice TS Thakur and Justice DY Chandrachud said they would not interfere with the government policy and the Apex court has sought Centre’s affidavit on the issue on PIL filed by various petitioners challenging Govt’s demonetisation decision.