February 6, 2024
KATHMANDU – Usury victims from various eastern districts started the ‘March for Justice Against Usury’ from the Kakadvitta border point in Jhapa district on Tuesday.
Protesters under the banner of ‘Peasants Workers Struggle Committee against Usury and Fraud’ set out for Kathmandu on foot from Kakadvitta and Gaddachauki, the farwestern border point in Kanchanpur district, by carrying flaming torches.
Chair Awadhesh Kushwaha and spokesman Neerg Navin led the march from Kakadvitta and Gaddachauki, respectively.
Usury victims from Sunsari, Morang, Dhanusha, Rautahat and other districts gathered at the eastern border point on Monday for the march.
Chair Kushwaha said the march started with calls for amendments to lending-related laws and the formation of a high-powered commission to investigate loan-sharking cases.
Victims from the east and the west plan to assemble in Chitwan and reach Kathmandu to take part in a protest assembly.
Here are some photos captured by the Post’s reporter Parbat Portel.