As per Hindustam Times Two senior advocates from Mumbai namely Advocate Jamshed Mistry and advocate Jabbar Singh have moved the Bombay high court (HC) urging it to take suo moto cognisance of the Union government’s decision to stop the circulation of all currency notes of the denomination of Rs. 500 and Rs 1,000  arguing that the government’s move was rushed and had caused  great inconvenience to the general public.

According to Petitioner advocates the current demonetisation could have been done only through an ordinance, or amendment of the Act, and not merely through a gazetted notification he further said that merely giving four hours notice is no notice at all and that one’s right to life and right to occupation/conduct business were severely affected.

Honourable Justice MS Karnik, who was presiding over the vacation bench, has now directed  Advocate Jamshed Mistry and advocate Jabbar Singh to plead their case before a regular bench of the court as “there were several questions of law involved.


One more PIL was filed in Supreme Court against the Government decision to stop the circulation of all currency notes of the denomination of Rs. 500 and Rs 1,000 by Mr. Sangam Lal Pandey.

He Argued in his petition that it affected various emergency services including Medical, Educational and Marriage Ceremonies. He argued that Private Hospital have refused to operate due to non-receipt of payment in a currency other than that of Rs. 500 and Rs.1000.

Further update on 18.11.2016

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38 responses to “PIL against Ban on Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 notes in Bombay HC & SC”

  1. Anony says:

    This is like penalizing entire country for fault of few. I believe the pain of common man in left unheard and going unnoticed. This needs serious thought.
    Why remediation act was not thought of or planned in advance. Rs 100 notes must have been in circulation in advance time of 2 or 3 months. Rs 2000 notes must have been introduced 2 months ago. Then atleast common people would have had some amount of cash for their daily needs

  2. Siju Gemin says:

    In India how many of such people exist with crores of hard currency with them. Maximum 1 lakh people. But 130 Crores of Indian Population is affected by this.Inefficiency of Income tax department, has led to fire in the entire forest.

  3. krish says:

    DEMONITISATION IS ONE OF THE MEASURE TO EVAQUATE THE BLACK MONEY IN CURRENCY FORM.
    It is also an exposure that IT DEPT has failed to curb this accumulation in one form of another
    RBI is not having any account to remit, why some are allowed to remit in RBI? RBI allow exchange, does it mean billion old notes can be exchanged by a few privileged to convert to new currencies?
    What about religious insitutions which are hoarding huge private funds? What about mutual funds , NBFCs and other participatory notes, they can remit old currencies as their chest money with back date receipts?
    Whatabout trade transactions, with cash flow of crores of money with fake sale and purchase?
    Reality is, genuine small holders are again victims of these policies, whales have large holes.

  4. Raghunath Gadre says:

    Those who are opposing this move seems to have lots of BLACK money / hard cash trashed in the lockers,
    There is nothing to panic about ample of time is there to change / deposit the existing currency notes, provided they are white money
    Bravo Modiji hats off to master stroke !!

  5. Vijay jaiswar says:

    There are all emergency services affected due to this PM has to think on layman side before putting decision. Those family marriage ceremony from where those family where to gathered new currencies. There are villages daily wages worker are also suffered due to this.

  6. K.LAKSHMAN. says:

    In any step taken suddenly and without notice there is bound to be some difficulties and these should have been factored in, in the implementation of the measures proposed,albeit their being in the larger interests of the nation.The government should have thought of the inconvenience to the general public and allowed some time to the common man to exchange the higher denomination notes in Banks.

  7. Suresh Ramaswamy says:

    The decision was perfectly right and just – yes it caused inconvenience to the public at large but for a day to two. Things have returned to normal – in trouble – lawyers, doctors, wheeler dealers and politicians – whose income is by extortion at very high rates or outright illegal. How many lawyers or doctors disclose their full professional receipts, if received in cash (mostly in case of doctors) and the lesser said about oliticians the better – TRASH THE PIL.

  8. LANKA LAKSHMI says:

    BRAVO !!!
    OUR GREAT PM !!! Professional Man !!!
    Perfect Modi !!

    GOOD DECISION, EVEN THOUGH IT IS SOME WHAT “KADWA” AT THE BEGINNING.

    THANKS

  9. prakaash says:

    These PILs should have been rejected in the first place. Nation comes first not an individual. Things are returning to normal.

  10. sree says:

    Yes, the real culprits already escaped with prior information (RL,CBN etc) Only some small fishes may be caught.
    But large number of people have to face problems for short term. In long term it will be beneficial. Let us hope the big fishes will die in next Sunami

  11. MILIND says:

    Government always favoured Lawyers but see….now lawyers are against Government….only selfish….the want to gain only….

  12. atul kumar says:

    I feel this move should have taken much before and it is a right decision of the govt.to stop the circulation suddenly otherwise influencial people who are having black money can manage conversion .we support the decision.we also desire that tuff action needs to be taken against the person who will deposit the unaccounted cash in their account otherwise purpose shall be defeated.in this county very few people are paying tax and facilities are enjoyed by all the population.

  13. D.R. Soni says:

    I feel this was a right decision taken by Mr.PM to counteract terrorist financing and circulation of fake currency by Pakistan in our country. Wherever hard decisions are implemented some hardships have to be faced. I applaud this disciplinary action for strengthening our country’s economy. Bravo Mr. PM and long-live our nation.

  14. Hozefa says:

    Those in favour are the genuine remaining but subject to some exceptions are culprit.

  15. Mahesh says:

    Modiji is done fantastic decision for our Nation not for his personal life. We should appreciate and support to them. Our many political leaders/land lords was supreme s for the poor but now all are equal. Modiji ki jai

  16. SUSHIL GUPTA says:

    I support the litigation as it is rightly addressed for a cause whare the public is inconvinced ,I can see that on 9th people were refused medical attention + petty purchase of daily house needs such as bread and vegitables etc today 10th nov I see all white collered officers of senior level standing in ques at bank counter in the heat of sun sacrificing one day salary just to get hold of 4000 or 10000 rs cash for house emergency these officers have spent last 20-25 years working in pollution free air conditioned atmosphear, doctors practitioners occupying the brains and talent to grab some of the usable currency, I think all this is shear waste of time and energy of the 90% sincear citizens for the wrong dooings of a handful of people, I understand this step is taken as a cover to blind the comitments of getting back indian black money from foreign countries, govt stand that local black money will be unearthed, which is not true as most of it is parked in the agri sector or the bulian trade,this move will only see the hidden emergency cash of house holds enter the market. further the holiday will get the retail shops and small traders exposed of their real turnover.of sales

  17. Sanasam Bimol Singh says:

    I do agree the ban on notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000. But what I don’t agree is not time given by is emergency nature. So, it brings chaos to poor people instead of welfare to them.

  18. guru says:

    Some harsh decision for all indian people.in democracy we have forget pains.so it is for time being i think who filed PIL against this decision they are not wishing for bright future of India on the longer period.
    Itne din chor logo ne ye kaala paisa chupa ke rakha tha us samay kisi ko garib ya samanya aadmi ki mushkil samjam mein aayi nahi ab inko samaj raha hai

  19. guruved says:

    Some harsh decision all indian people.in democracy we have forget pains.so it is for time being i think who filed PIL against this decision they are not wishing for bright future of India on the longer period.
    Itne din chor logo ne ye kaala paisa chupa ke rakha tha us samay kisi ko garib ya samanya aadmi ki mushkil samjam mein aayi nahi ab inko samaj raha hai

  20. B N DHARMENDRA says:

    WHY ARE YOU NOT MAKING THE ATM TO OPERATE IMMEDIATELY, THIS WILL EASE THE DIFFICULT FACED BY POOR AND LOWER MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE. THERE IS SO BIG QUE IN EACH AND EVERY BANK…..EVERY DAY LIFE IS AFFECTED, HOW TO BY VEGETABLES, HOW TO BUYR PROVISIONS, FRUITS ETC…LET WE EXCHANGE THE 500 & 1000, BUT Y ARE YOU NOT ALLOWING TO DRAW AMOUNT LYING THE BANK ACCOUNT, SHOULD WE GO TO BANK TO DRAW MONEY. THIS IS NOTRIDICULUS FOR RBI, SCUH A SHABBY HANDLING RESULTING HARRESMENT OF COMMON PEOPLE FROM WHO’S MONEY GOVT. IS SURVIVING.

  21. Aashish Saraswat says:

    Brothers and Sisters
    This masterstroke has come but very belatedly but boldly and we all should rather be rejoicing and feeling happy rather than fall in the trap of these frivolous and unprofessional PILS

  22. Priyank Shah says:

    Yes this move its realy pefect and should be done, and this the only perfect way stop black money and faked note which are been entered by neighbouring countries, the person who have piled the case agajnst this order i request them cancel the pil and return it, as it is in favour of country, for some days please support future will be bright, i think this peoples who has opposed might be inter connected to the oppositiin as this is the only work which is left for them, so modiji dont hasitate and continue we all are with you for it.
    Jay Hind

  23. PankaJ says:

    Advocate file PIL only for his professional fee or save his black money in case to increase black market. Its our duty to refuse such advocate from our social india and sent to PAK or any other contry.

  24. PankaJ says:

    It is personal intention and such advocate file PIL only for his professional fee or save his black money in case to increase black market. Its our duty to refuse such advocate from our social india and sent to PAK or any other contry.

  25. Kanyparthi Murahari says:

    Our PM/Govt. move to stop Corruption & Black Money Holders It’s a great step but suffering some people some days only.

    Please support all Indians with this step and dont’ create any problems.

  26. Peethambaran says:

    Dear all Indians,

    This is not a Public Interest Litigation. It is a Private Interest Litigation. If we take a public opinion from the public on this, 95% of the population would support the move of the Union Government’s decision to stop the circulation of all currency notes of the denomination of Rs. 500/- & Rs.1000/- to make free the society and our Beloved country from Bad elements like black money, corruption, and terrorism activities.
    Drastic change does not come slowly, it always sudden. It’s for good. Let’s all come together and fight back for our coming generations.
    Those who came against the move are not at all concerned about the country and the interest of the public.
    Please come forward to save and rescue our country from these type of unscrupulous motives and elements.

    OPP

  27. Umesh Agrawal says:

    What is necessary in the interest of nation,must go on.We all must support it.

  28. xyz says:

    It is just like to declare tommorow will be the dateof board examination to students—-???????????

  29. sandeep says:

    this is correct action taken by PM to stop black money.

  30. V.Sekar says:

    Modiji has supplement the demonetisation with other points. They are confiscate benami lands, gold in lockers bbeyond certain limits, confiscation of diamonds, confiscation of benami homes in different parts of the world, confiscation of any assets held beyond reasonable limits, execution of the court orders immediately, arrest of the police and give babus who are hand in glove with rogues of all kinds, and many others.Demonetisation Aline will not help as the Indian system is quite complex and no excuses shall be tolerated. Courts shall be under the government’s monitoring panel in each state.

  31. S. Vanaja says:

    With due reverence to Our PM Shei MODIJI, I place on record the harrowing experiences of the pregnant & seriously sick ladies for getting admittance in the Hospitals for the simple reasons that they had only Rs1000 & 500 currencies made worthless by our beloved PM under single stroke of his pen. Hospitals refused to Accept the said currencies in their cash counters.Since ATMS went closed, cash could not be drawn for emergencies. Rly reservations could not be made. Dispensaries did not accept Rs:500 & 1000 currencies & could buy life saving drugs.The IAS Officials who are suppose to advise the PM must have foreseen these issues of the general public and should have advised with proper mechanism for implementing Prime minister’s Scheme

    • SUMIT ROY says:

      How many? where are you when soldiers die in frontier for us to get a sound sleep? Majority have not suffered. Payment can be mad through MasterCard. Do not get politically motivated. Gita says, if the aim is good, the means to achieve may be bad. It does not matter. Such step should be taken every 5 years. Lats it was done in 1978 by Morarji Desai.

  32. Peethambaran says:

    Dear Brothers & Sisters,

    This is not a Public Interest Litigation. It is a Private Interest Litigation. If we take a public opinion from the public on this, 95% of the population would support the move of the Union Government’s decision to stop the circulation of all currency notes of the denomination of Rs. 500/- & Rs.1000/- to make free the society and our beloved country from Bad elements like black money,corruption, and terrorism activities.

    Those who came against the move are not all concerned about the country and the interest of the public.

    To save the country, Please come forward to rescue the country from these type of unscrupulous motives and elements.

    Peethambaran

  33. Peethambaran says:

    Dear Brothers & Sisters,

    This is not a Public Interest Litigation. It is a Private Interest Litigation. If we take a public opinion from the public on this, 95% of the population would support the move of the Union Government’s decision to stop the circulation of all currency notes of the denomination of Rs. 500/- & Rs.1000/- to make free the society and our beloved country from Bad elements like black money,corruption, and terrorism activities.

    Those who came against the move are not all concerned about the country and the interest of the public.

    To save the country, Please come forward to rescue the country from these type of unscrupulous motives.

    Peethambaran

  34. T Sampath says:

    Our PM’s Interest & effort in curbing corruption & hoarding Black money is commendable & no second opinion on this subject. But the way the Central Govt Implemented is not admirable by all the public in all walks of life. For instance the medias telecast ed how the public suffered due to demonetizing of Rs:500 & 1000 currencies leaving a very very short time. Tourists at different parts could have their lunch or Tiffin though they had money in Rs:500 & 1000 denominations. the reason being the hotels refused to Accept the said currencies. Railways also declined to Accept 500 & 1000 currencies for counter reservation in advance. Many hospitals declined to accept the said currencies
    The Central Govt should definitely understand the each & every one’s Problem. Each citizen voted the present Govt to power.

  35. T Sampath says:

    While Our PM’S effort to curb corruption & Black Money Hoarding, the speed & urgency put lot of people across the country undue & horrible hardships & even banks could not handle the rush for Exchange of demonetized currencies. Furthermore the tourists & Small & medium Vegetable Vendors were badly affected. The railways & Local Transports & petrol bunks refused to Accept the currencies of Rs:500 & thousand. The Central Govt should have applied its mind on all possible hardships to the public. Since Hotels refused to accept Rs: 500 & 1000 most of the public , though they had money , went starving. The Hawkers in weekly shandies could not sell their vegetables etc since all most all buyers brought only Rs:500 & 1000 currencies.Any Govt state or Centre should take note of the interest of each & every person who voted them to power.

  36. Anil Furtado says:

    I feel it is not right to suddenly ban 500 & 1000 notes. I feel common man suffered the most

    • shekhar says:

      It’s hardly matter. Certainly few people may be affected with a sudden govt decision to block 500/1000 notes with immediate effect. This may be because of the reason requirement for Medical, Educational and Marriage Ceremonies. But the sudden step was necessary for public interest. It will be normal with in two week of time.

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