Bhutanese currency ndtv
Media reports showed that areas near to the Bhutan border in Kokrajhar district of the state are using the Bhutanese currency for transactions.
However, the use of Bhutanese currency is very limited and is mostly confined for dealings across the border. However, post the Modi government’s demonetisation move, people are compelled to use this currency to buy goods.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on November 18 dubbed as a “serious issue” the long queues outside banks and post offices. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice A R Dave said, “People are affected. People are frantic. People have the right to approach the courts,” noting that there are difficulties and “can you (the Centre) dispute”.
The apex court had on November 15 refused to stay the government’s demonetisation notification, but asked it to spell out the steps taken to minimise public inconvenience.