Indians rising against PM Narendra Modi policies
NEW DELHI: In India, thousands of people demonstrated across the country today to protest the government's sudden decision to withdraw large-denomination currency from circulation.
The government move caused enormous hardship to millions of people in the country after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 500- and 1,000-rupee notes will be replaced by new currency.
In state of Kerala, buses and cars stopped plying the roads and businesses and shops closed.
Sitaram Yechury of the Communist Party of India said the decision has caused unprecedented financial turmoil in the country.