Cash Ban Sparks Protests In India

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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