Rule of Law or Law of the Powerful? Deconstructing Demonetisation Legally

13 January 2017
A conversation between Richa Bansal and Fellow Dr Namita Wahi

The Parliamentary Committee, which is probing the government’s decision to demonetise high value notes, recently raised a number of questions before the RBI governor Urijit Patel, and has summoned him later this month. Simultaneously, the Supreme Court case challenging the notes ban, including its legality among other issues, is ongoing. 

Against this backdrop, in the eighth episode (above) of CPR's podcast ThoughtSpace, in-house legal expert and Fellow Dr Namita Wahi deconstructs the legality of demonetisation. Dr Wahi had earlier written about this issue in an article in 'Economic Times' here.

This is the third podcast  in a series on this subject, where the previous episodes explored economic fallouts and shared coping mechanisms of informal workers, and can be accessed at the dedicated playlist here

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