Demonetisation has resulted in serpentine queues outside banks, ATMs and at other places dispensing cash. While the rich and affluent have somehow managed to dodge the long queues, it is the poor who is at the receiving end of this colossal transition process.
A photograph of an elderly man breaking down after missing his spot at a Gurgaon bank has gone viral on social media. The photograph, clicked by Hindustan Times photojournalist Parveen Kumar is emblematic of the hardships being faced by people across the country.
Anupam Thapa ✔ @anupamthapa
Old man cries in Gurgaon after missing his spot in a long queue… and they said only the rich will cry.
Photo by @parveenkumar_ht
5:40 PM – 14 Dec 2016
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@anupamthapa @EnggJourno @parveenkumar_ht @HTGurgaon heart wrenching! Helplessness!!
10:13 PM – 14 Dec 2016
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The Driller @skchettry
@anupamthapa Another reason to hang out head in shame! This is what the nation is doing with its old people? Very shameful!
7:56 PM – 14 Dec 2016
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Laraib Ahmad Neyazi @LaraibNeyazi
@anupamthapa “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” It has devastated the poor, farmers and daily wage workers.@MisaBharti @parveenkumar_ht
12:52 AM – 15 Dec 2016
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@anupamthapa @parveenkumar_ht @HTGurgaon nobody should in situations like this at this age. For god sake he is crying for his own money.?
4:22 AM – 15 Dec 2016
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@anupamthapa @LambaAlka @parveenkumar_ht @HTGurgaon Its really sad. I was almost cried after seeing this photo. Really sad. Pls wake up govt
9:06 AM – 15 Dec 2016
While the Prime Minister has urged citizens to withstand the hassle for 50 days, images like these will remain indelibly etched in our hearts.