The Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha and its acting Secretary-General, Vijay Maharaj, have retained lawyers to sue the government over revisions to the Miscellaneous Provisions (Proceeds of Crime and Central Bank) Act, 2019 and the Central Bank Act.

The amendments allow for the Government to demonetize currency within a minimum of 14 days.

The $100 note is the first to have been pulled with the deadline to make the change being December 31ST.

A pre-action protocol letter has been sent to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi and separate ones are expected to be issued to Finance Minister Colm Imbert and Central Bank Governor Dr. Alvin Hilaire. 

Kiel Tacklalsingh part of a team of lawyers representing the SDMS says that there are two issues that are being targeted.

He says the amendments infringe on the fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under Section 4(a) and 4(b) of the Constitution and the second issue is one of judicial review.