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SC refuses to stay demonetisation pleas in HCs

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Nov 23 - The Government today suffered another jolt with the Supreme Court refusing to restrain high courts across the country from taking up issues arising out of its decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes, saying people may get �immediate relief� from them.

The Centre�s claim that demonetisation was a �success� as over Rs 6 lakh crore had already been deposited and a sum of about Rs 10 lakh crore was expected to come to the exchequer till December-end which would prevent hoarding of cash, failed to cut ice with the apex court as it refused to stay the ongoing proceedings before the high courts.

The setback to the Government came in quick succession as the apex court on November 18 had refused to stop high courts from entertaining challenges to the November 8 notification, observing that the people were seriously affected and the doors of courts cannot be shut in a situation which �may lead to riots�.

Despite the Government making a fervent plea for stay on high courts� proceedings in demonetisation cases on the ground that the situation was �much better� with long queues declining and there was �a big surge in digital use of money transaction,� a bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur said, �We don�t want to stay it.� � PTI

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SC refuses to stay demonetisation pleas in HCs

NEW DELHI, Nov 23 - The Government today suffered another jolt with the Supreme Court refusing to restrain high courts across the country from taking up issues arising out of its decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes, saying people may get �immediate relief� from them.

The Centre�s claim that demonetisation was a �success� as over Rs 6 lakh crore had already been deposited and a sum of about Rs 10 lakh crore was expected to come to the exchequer till December-end which would prevent hoarding of cash, failed to cut ice with the apex court as it refused to stay the ongoing proceedings before the high courts.

The setback to the Government came in quick succession as the apex court on November 18 had refused to stop high courts from entertaining challenges to the November 8 notification, observing that the people were seriously affected and the doors of courts cannot be shut in a situation which �may lead to riots�.

Despite the Government making a fervent plea for stay on high courts� proceedings in demonetisation cases on the ground that the situation was �much better� with long queues declining and there was �a big surge in digital use of money transaction,� a bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur said, �We don�t want to stay it.� � PTI