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Monday, 14 November 2016

Long Queues And Fights On ATMs On Monday Morning

Posted by Anup Baral | November 15, 2016 :
Violence occurs in different places of country, when people where unable to withdraw money from ATMs. The Indian government's sudden decision Tuesday to demonetize the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes has hit hard people like Karan Awasthi who have returned home after working in India. Awasthi arrived here three days back from Hyderabad, India to travel on to his home at Damal in Dadeldhura. But he is stranded here as he cannot exchange the IC 500 and 1,000 banknotes that he has with him following the decision. "I went to many banks and even approached businessmen in Dhangadhi to exchange these notes. But no one would," said an exasperated Awasthi, showing bundles of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 demonetized currency notes. Awasthi did not have a single Nepali currency note with him and so was having a problem. He could not buy the bus ticket and had problem with accommodation and food since he did not have Nepali banknotes. Like Karan, Chet Awasthi, another India-returnee from Dadeldhura, is in a similar predicament. He does not know what to do with the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 IC notes that he has with him – the hard-earned money that he toiled for in India.

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