Cash Ban Sparks Protests In India

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Thousands of people have demonstrated against the decision by the government of India to ban the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. That would be roughly like banning the $5 and $10 bills in the U.S.

The government has defended the decision as an anti-corruption measure.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson checks in with Rahul Tandon (@rishavtandon) of the BBC in Kolkata.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

This segment aired on November 29, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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