Demonetisation rumours still on: Beware of these 5 false information on social media - watsupptoday.com
Demonetisation rumours still on: Beware of these 5 false information on social media
Posted 07 Dec 2016 04:33 PM

Like cash crunch and ATM crisis were not enough, rumour mongers are busy feeding social media with false information regarding PM Modi's demonetisation policy.
Since it could be a little difficult to tell the right from rumour, here are a few you should ignore and discourage from being spread around:

1. TRANSPORTERS ARE GOING ON STRIKE
Here's one that is scaring mothers to death. A viral WhatsApp/Facebook post claims that transporters are going on a strike against the demonetisation policy from tomorrow, due to which markets will run dry.
Reports confirm that there is no such strike coming up. So, chill.

2. CASH CRUNCH DRIVING PEOPLE TO LOOT MALLS
We are talking about cash crisis, people, not zombie apocalypse. Things are bad, we understand, but hasn't crossed that bridge yet.
A video clip of people looting a mall in Delhi is being spread around with the claim that the looting was triggered by demonetisation troubles. But reports assure that so is not the truth.
Delhi Police clarified that the mall in question is "a self-catering mall where card holding members take along the stocks they need". So, what the video shows is probably coordination gone wrong, not rampage looting.

3. SALT PRICES ARE RISING
Although some big news channels covered this, the report about a huge salt crisis having hit the country is untrue. Unlike what the report claims, salt price per kilogram is not increasing to Rs 400.
If you have trust issues and can't take our word for it, here's what Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman has to say:
Nirmala Sitharaman ✔ @nsitharaman
No shortage in the supply of edible salt.Baseless rumors being spread. Salt Commissioner& Jt.Secretary Shri Raghavendra monitoring

4. 200% PENALTY CHARGE ON CASH DEPOSITED NOW
There are no reports of 200 per cent tax being applied on bank deposits above Rs 2.5 lakh. An OpIndia report debunks the rumour saying that "to reach this stage where you have to pay 90% + as taxes, you need to go through a lot of stuff."

5. CROWDS PROTESTING AGAINST DEMONETISATION
Granted, there is much contempt and disapproval for the demonetisation policy among public. While some are applauding this move against black money, others are sulking about the harassement of standing in queues outside banks and ATMs.
But there is no solid proof that these viral pictures of crowds are actually of people protesting against the demonetisation policy. They are possibly just snaps of the queues outside ATMs and banks.

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