Members of the Kirti Kisan Union women wing staged a protest before the district administrative complex alleging harassment by micro-finance firms for recovery of loans and demanded that they be exempted from interest against loan taken and harassment by them must be stopped at the earliest.
The union members met SSP Bathinda and submitted a memorandum of demands to him demanding immediate action against the accused. The members rued that they were being harassed by micro-finance firms for recovery of loans and apart from being served notices, they even were being threatened of making the recovery by taking stuff from their houses.
President of the union Amarjit Honey said, “While loans of big corporate houses worth crores are being waived-off, women from poverty stricken families are being harassed by micro-finance firms for repayment of loans. The matter has been brought to the notice of the state government a number of times but if such harassment by companies persists then we will be left with no other alternative than to intensify our stir in future.”