The new pink Rs 2,000 notes which has been introduced since the government announced demonetisation has invited mixed reactions from the public. While some clicked selfies holding the new notes in their hands, others expressed their concerns about it since it would be difficult to use them for smaller transactions.
And a fresh controversy is the Devanagari script on the note. Some have accused the government of promoting only Hindi as the numerals on the note are written in Devanagari script.
Here are some angry reactions which have reignited the Hindi versus non-Hindi debate:
Federal govt is time and again proving that non Hindians are second graded #Citizens..Last year, the home... https://t.co/FzwyelfuUn— ನವನೀತ್ ಗೌಡ (@NavaneethGowda1) November 12, 2016
Use of Devanagari numerals on new banknotes draws complaints of Hindi chauvinism https://t.co/CJgoiM5wJJ— ಉರ್ಚಟ್ಲೆ (@mareguLi) November 12, 2016
Script imperialism is usually an outcome of conquering and lordship. Is that what is happening?Usher in... https://t.co/fzMHFLw0Ty— Ajiesh Thuvanoor Kay (@Ajieshthuvanoor) November 12, 2016
#Hindia has imposed Devanagari numerals in the new currencies knowing very well that people busy standing in Q's will forget it— Pʊłΐ Arαşαη (@PuliArason) November 12, 2016
But some were completely okay with it and felt that the uproar was unnecessary:
@thewire_in whoever doesn't like it can gladly hang on to their old notes. Next, find some caste or religion which doesn't like this color.— kill me softly (@hangmenow_) November 11, 2016
@thewire_in Even the old ones had them— Biplov Belel (@biplovbelel) November 11, 2016
Dear Journos, do not politicize the language. India is Devanagari, B+ve for all indic languages https://t.co/2kQuDoNNI9— Ajaata Shatru (@ajaatashatru) November 12, 2016
(Feature image source: PTI)