A wreath was placed at an ATM in Kannur district with a message for PM Modi.

Humour in times of crisis Kerala residents mourn the untimely death of a cashless ATMImage Courtesy: Dileep Kumar
news Demonetisation Monday, November 14, 2016 - 19:13

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people not to panic following the demonetisation announcement, some residents in Kerala seemed far from impressed with the BJP government’s move, as several ATMs ran out of money.  

On Monday, a group of people gathered at the HDFC ATM in Uruvachal in Kannur district. But it wasn’t the serpentine queue that has now become a regular feature across banks in the country. They weren’t queuing up to withdraw cash from the ATM. But instead, the group in Kannur was inspecting the door to the ATM. 

A wreath with yellow and pink flowers had been placed before the door, informing people of the untimely demise of the ATM – having run out of cash on Monday morning.  

A note attached to the wreath reads: “Condolences to the ATM that left us before its time. The funeral will be conducted after Modi returns from Japan.” 

According to passers-by, the wreath appeared in front of the ATM on Monday afternoon. 






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