Hajj pilgrims worried over reports of Rs. 2000 note being discontinued

New Delhi: Indian Hajj pilgrims are facing a new problem. The news regarding discontinuation of Rs. 2000 has created apprehensions among them. Reports are arriving from Makkah and Madina that Rs 2000 notes will not be accepted there; only currency of 500 and 100 Indian rupees are being accepted. While the pilgrims is worried due to the report, it is also being considered an insult to Indian currency.

However authorities of Hajj Committee of India has denied this saying that the there are two categories of people who exchange currencies, one is official and another is unofficial. The Hajj officer says that the official converters are accepting Rs. 2000 notes while the unofficial converters are not.