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Dont refuse a 10 rupee coin in UP! Else you will land up in jail charge with sedition


21 Jun 2013
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Now, getting caught in a case for sedition has become extremely simple in Delhi. All you need to do to land up in jail, slapped with sedition is to refuse a 10 Rupee coin. That’s right! Due to increasing rumours, circulating across the state that the coin is no longer a legal form of currency, many people in Uttar Pradesh have kept on refusing to accept the coin. The authorities have found a remarkably interesting way to deal with the situation. Since the 10 Rupee coin is still very much valid and in circulation throughout the country, it’s refusal can lead to a police complaint and an ultimate charge of sedition.

People were informed that refusing the 10 Rupee coin anywhere in Uttar Pradesh could land them in serious trouble by the District Magistrate of Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, the district magistrate of Pilibhit issued the statement after he took note of reports on social media of the very much legal coin being refused by a large number of people.

The District Magistrate, Masoom Ali was reported to have said, “The Rs 10 coin is a national currency and no one has the right to refuse it as the government of India promises to pay the value of the currency to the bearer.” Sarwar also reportedly added that according to the rules of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) , those who refuse to accept the Indian currency can be liable for action under section 124A .

The article 124A deals with charges of sedition and states that, “Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards, the Government established by law in India, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, to which fine may be added, or with imprisonment which may extend to three years, to which fine may be added, or with fine.”

The Reserve Bank of India has also taken a note of the rising incidents of the refusal of the 10 Rupee coins and has tried to allay the public fears. The RBI confirmed that the Rs 10 coin was very much in circulation and those refusing to accept it could face legal action. Rumours are being spread in several parts of Uttar Pradesh that the coin is no longer legal tender, which is why people living in these areas are no longer ready to to accept the 10 Rupee coin.

Do not refuse a 10 rupee coin in Uttar Pradesh! Else you will land up in jail charged with sedition - India.com
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