These migrants have earned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes by working as labourers. But to get them exchanged has become a herculean task for them as they can’t produce any document in banks which guarantee their Indian citizenship. With no usable cash in hand, these migrants are forced to strave without anybody to take care of them.
When Indians are standing in queue to exchange or deposit money in banks, these Pakistani Hindus are facing tough time. They don’t have money to buy food. Their earnings from strenuous work have become obsolete as all payments were made in old currency notes. The cash strapped people can’t buy even a single item from market. Raj Bahadur and Kishan Chand and other migrants said that provision stores given food items on credit basis for few days post demonetisation. But, now they have stopped offering it. The situation has compelled them to take loan from money lenders.