A woman in Delhi resorted to an extreme measure to mark her dissent against the demonetisation scheme. Tired of standing for hours in ATM queue, she stripped off as sign of protest. The incident occurred in Mayur Vihar Phase 3. The ATM queue outside the ATM had agitated the woman. Out of frustration, she removed her shirt. Others in the queue were shocked by the actions of the woman. The onlookers were also stunned. Police was called on the spot by locals.
Upon intervention by female personnel of police, the girl covered herself up. She was taken to Ghazipur police station for brief interrogation. However, the protest of the girl paid off as women cops themselves took her to a nearby ATM centre where she was able to withdraw cash.
The incident in Delhi is reflective of the deplorable condition across the nation. The sudden ban on the use of existing Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has created a sense of panic across the nation. According to critics of the government, the amount of transactionable cash in the market is severely low. To control the situation, Finance Ministry adviced banks to increase the limit of cash exchange at bank counters from Rs 4,000 to Rs 4,500. The amount of ATM withdrawals have also been increased from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500. The per day limit of withdrawals of Rs 10,000 has been scrapped, whereas, the weekly limit of cash withdrawal has been increased to Rs 24,000 from Rs 20,000.