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Cash crunch: Harried pensioners take off their shirts in Rohtak to show dissent

Senior citizens under the banner of State Pension-Raj Workers Association on Saturday staged protest against the government over difficulties faced by them because of demonetisation of high value banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. They complained that they were “facing immense inconvenience in getting their pensions” and warned of intensifying their protest if things fail to improve soon.

india Updated: Dec 18, 2016 21:10 IST
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Elderly men protesting against the government in Jind on Saturday.
Elderly men protesting against the government in Jind on Saturday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)
         

Senior citizens under the banner of State Pension-Raj Workers Association on Saturday staged protest against the government over difficulties faced by them because of demonetisation of high value banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. They complained that they were “facing immense inconvenience in getting their pensions” and warned of intensifying their protest if things fail to improve soon.

The protesters removed their shirts at Jat Dharamshala in Jind as a mark of protest and blamed the government for deaths of several people following the demonetisation announcement.

“The government must compensate the family members of those who died while standing in queues to withdraw their own hard-earned money with Rs 10 lakh,” the protestors said.

First Published: Dec 18, 2016 21:09 IST

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