Update: Turns out, these notes are real. In a surprise move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the scrapping og ₹500 and ₹1,000 currency notes presently in use to curb black money. He also said that new ₹2,000 and ₹1,000 notes will be issued by the Reserve Bank of India.
Twitter has found something new to obsess over. This time, it's the photos of currency notes.
For the last few days, photos of several bundles of pink-and-white notes have been doing the rounds on social media. Apparently, this is the new ₹2,000 denomination that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reportedly intends to release into circulation soon.
So far, there has been no word on these notes from the central bank.
However, an article that appeared on The Hindu Business Line in October had said that ₹2,000 currency notes have been printed at the printing press in Mysuru and they were being dispatched.
According to the report, this was after a demand for ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes to be pulled from circulation to prevent money laundering.
New 2000 Rupees notes, will be available in a fortnight's time— Mohit Gulati 🤘🏿 (@desimojito) November 5, 2016
Aur yaha 1000 ka note jeb mein aye arsa ho gaya pic.twitter.com/JJaWog4cFI
I hope this Rs. 2000 note already comes with a "Sorry bhaiya, change nahi hai" written on its back. pic.twitter.com/DzxolUYV0t— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) November 7, 2016
Rumours that RBI is launching Rs. 2000 notes soon. New Rs. 2000 notes may not have Mahatma Gandhiji on it. Via Whatsapp. Any sources? pic.twitter.com/Jy6kFcSKrs— 🇦 🇲 🇮 🇹 (@amitbhawani) November 6, 2016
Many on Twitter are calling these the leaked images. But, are these notes real?
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