Veteran soldier becomes the face of demonetization woes in India

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India has been severely hit by a currency crunch following the government’s ban on high-value notes that sucked in about 86% of the cash in circulation. Since then, banks have been a sorry sight with serpentine queues at counters and much restless chaos among people.

One such bank branch situated in a colony in Gurgaon, close to the national capital, saw a 78-year-old army veteran break down after losing his spot in the queue.

Hindustan Times published a compelling photo of him — frail, weary and in despair — that struck a chord with most Indians facing a similar plight for over a month. The photo captioned ‘They Said Only the Rich Will Cry” went viral on social media. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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