Demonetisation death toll: 82 people & counting as note ban takes tragic turn

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 December 2016, 14:38 IST
Demonetisation death toll: 82 people & counting as note ban takes tragic turn
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook up the economy on 8 November, when he announced that currency denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 would no longer be deemed valid.

With over 80% of the nation's currency now suspended, the announcement sent the nation into a frenzy, with many queuing up outside banks and ATMs in a bid to get their hands on valid currency. Reports of empty ATMs and banks running low on cash followed, as did reports of people being turned away from hospitals for trying to pay their bills with the now-invalid notes.

While many struggled to meet their needs with the Rs 2,000 - Rs 2,500 ATM withdrawal limit, others struggled to keep abreast of the long list of the government's announcements and amendments in connection with the note-ban since 8 November.

Opposition leaders have joined hands to protest the move and the Winter Session of the Parliament has seen several disruptions over the issue. Opposition leaders have claimed that 90 people have died because of demonetisation.

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Here is the list of deaths between 8 November and 1 December that have been linked to demonetisation. This list has been compiled using data from various news reports. The total number of deaths could vary taking into account the unreported deaths.

8 November