Women, farmers protest, demand loan waiver

Women, farmers protest, demand loan waiver

Members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation stage a dharna in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 8

The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation during a protest organised at PUDA ground today demanded loans waiver for small farmers, women and labourers.

Carrying red flags of the CPI (ML) Liberation, hundreds of women participated in the ‘Aurat karja mukti rally’.

Gurmeet Singh Bakhtpur, state secretary of the party, said the government was giving away India’s public sector offices into private hands.

Bhagwant Singh Samaon said the Punjab Government should waive loans taken by women from private finance companies. He said, “The government should also direct police officials to not disturb and harass women by visiting their homes for recovery of loans.”

Ruldu Singh Mansa, state president of the Punjab Kisan Union, said people had raised questions against the government’s newly implemented farm laws. “Farmers, labourers and other people have raised protest against such laws of the Central Government”, he added.

The party leaders also announced support to Punjab bandh call given by various organisations on October 10 in relation to the alleged post-metric scholarship scam.

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