Loan sharking victims demand DPM Shrestha’s resignation


February 23, 2024


Loan sharking victims demand DPM Shrestha’s resignation

Usury victims/File photo

KATHMANDU: Victims of loan sharking, seeking action against usurers, protested on Friday, demanding the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha.

Expressing frustration over police intervention preventing the rally from circumnavigating Ratnapark, the victims insisted on the Home Minister’s resignation.

Earlier, the police had barred the protesters from advancing beyond the Nepal Tourism Board in Bhrikutimandap.

Attempts to move beyond the barricade led to clashes with the police.

The victims initiated a protest against usury, launching their East-West Campaign on January 30.

They have declared that they will not leave Kathmandu until their demands are met.