Demonetisation: India Speaks -Part I

Video by Aabha Joshi, Neethu Saji and Kritika

As the Modi government, in a bold step, by demonetizing 500 rupee and 1000 rupee currency notes has promised to recover ‘black money’ and combat ‘terrorism’, the horrors of this move have shaken the entire country, especially the most vulnerable section of the society who earn their living through daily wages by selling their blood and sweat.

This is the experience of a painter living in Mumbai who earns Rs. 500 for a day’s work. As he is not a permanent worker, his wages depend upon the days he can find work. With Modi announcing the demonetization of rupee 500 and 1000 notes, he has been unable to find any work. Being the only earning member of the family, lack of job puts his entire family into trouble.

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