KATHMANDU, July 9: Loan sharking victims have staged demonstrations near the federal parliament building in New Baneshwar demanding enactment of a law to penalize loan sharks.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Shanti Batika is located right next to Ranipokhari across the famous Ratnapark of Kathmandu. The Shanti Batika was established in the memory of Ganesh Man Singh, one of the leaders of the movement for political change, the martyrs, the injured and one of the leaders of the political change of 2046 BS. That peaceful place suddenly became turbulent on Monday. The peace there was disturbed. There was a clash between police and the loan shark victims with charging batons and stone pelting. The police sprayed water cannons.

The recent incident of police using excessive force on loan shark victims who conducted a peaceful sit-in at Shanti Batika in Kathmandu is highly concerning. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has requested the government to respect and protect the rights of citizens to gather peacefully and express their opinion. As responsible citizens, we must urge the government to exercise restraint, meet the genuine demands of the loan shark victims and resolve the issue through meaningful dialogue.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The National Human Rights Commission has requested the police personnel not to use force against the 'loan shark' victims who are conducting sit-in at Shanti Batika in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Negotiation between the government the second group of loan sharking victims is currently underway.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Newly appointed Home Minister Narayankaji Shrestha is preparing to form a 'high-level investigation commission with powers' to solve the problems of loan sharking victims. Earlier, Shrestha, who was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, became Home Minister along with Deputy Prime Minister when the cabinet was reshuffled on Friday. Shrestha approved the file to form a high-level inquiry commission to solve the problems of usury victims soon after taking charge of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is holding a meeting with the loan sharking victims today.

JANAKPUR, March 29: The Madhesh province government has expressed its solidarity to the ongoing movement of the loan sharking victims.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Home Secretary Binod Prakash Singh has asked the loan-sharking victims to postpone their protest program.