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Demonetisation: Protests in Muzaffarnagar over cash shortage

BHUBANESWAR, NOV 14 (UNI):-Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture on demonetisation with message " Welcome to new era, say no to Black money " during Anjali festival 2016 at Bhubaneswar on Monday. UNI PHOTO -149U

Muzaffarnagar: In the wake of the Centre’s demonetisation move, hundreds of cash-strapped farmers led by Bharatiya Kisan Union protested outside a bank and gheraoed the officials at Khudda village in the district, police said today.

The farmers staged a dharna outside the Punjab National Bank (PNB) branch in the village yesterday after they were unable to get cash from the bank.

In Biralsi village, people facing shortage of cash protested outside a PNB branch after they were unbale to withdraw money from their accounts.

Similarly in Miranpur town here, villagers angered over not getting money held protested yesterday.

Meanwhile, Congress activists also held a protest in the district against the Union government’s decision due to which Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes stood defunct.