New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes which has been hailed by majority of the people across the country is also a major point of dissatisfaction with the government for many.

Some local residents in Kerala, who could not express outrage vociferously, are coming up with unique ways to convey what they really feel about demonetisation. While hundreds are lining up at wee hours outside ATMs to withdraw a meagre amount for the day, hundreds are returning home, purportedly because most of the ATMs are running out of cash, and that too very quickly.

Outside an HDFC ATM in Uruvachal in Kannur district in Kerala, a group of people gathered outside the ATM not for transactions, but to mourn the death of the cashless ATM which could not dispense any money. A wreath with yellow and pink flowers was placed outside the door of the ATM.

“Condolences to the ATM that left us before its time. The funeral will be conducted after Modi returns from Japan,” a note attached to the wreath said.

Modi’s demonetisation, served as the fight against black money, has been criticised for its under-assessment of the monetary situation in the country.

First Published | 15 November 2016 10:42 AM
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