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India's government said it will mark the fingers of people swapping scrapped currency notes at banks with indelible ink as authorities struggle to deal with corruption and bedlam spawned by the demonetizing of the country's highest denomination currency | Left, an Iraqi special forces fighter looks at Islamic State positions through a periscope near the front line in eastern Mosul yesterday | A pile of 5,250 illegal weapons are burned by Kenyan police in Ngong, near Nairobi.
The dramatic announcement of demonetizing currency notes of 500 and 1000 denominations has to be seen in this background.
The BSP is demonetizing the old banknote series which have been in circulation for 30 years as a way to safeguard the integrity of our currency, he said.