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RNSOM appeals to banks, landlords, private money lenders to waive rent, interests 


The student body appealed to the state government to closely monitor malpractices by traders and shopkeepers before the CSOs take law into their hands.

TFM Desk

Rongmei Naga Students’ Organization Manipur (RNSOM) appealed to banks, landlords and all private money lenders of the state to exempt and waive any form of rent, interests from the tenant and debtors during the “war against the COVID-19” and appealed to various valley based student organisations to extend support.

In a release on Tuesday, RNSOM also drew the attention of the government to consider this matter at the topmost level for the welfare of the people as we all battle this horrible second wave of COVID-19. 

Raising deep concern over the “malpractices” of rice distribution system last year at various parts of the state amidst the nationwide lockdown, the RNSOM appealed the state government to strictly monitor the concerned department and agents, taking necessary measure ensuring fair and equal distribution across the State to reach the rightful beneficiaries.

The release further stated that the people of the state especially the students’ community from hill districts are facing double challenges since most of the parents are marginal farmers, daily wage earners and small business owners who earned their livelihood with capital borrowed from the private banks and other money lenders. 

“These sections of people have now been facing serious problems due to the sudden imposition of public curfew and total lockdown by the state government with the alarming spreading of the deadly virus throughout the country and by the state government as part of preventive measures against the spreading of coronavirus thereby causing a complete halt to their earning.”

RNSOM also said that taking advantage of the current situation of lockdown enforced by the state government, many traders and shopkeepers have created “fake scarcity” and intentionally hiked prices of essential commodities like rice, pulses, oil etc., leaving many families to face the heat even more. 

The student body appealed to the state government to closely monitor such malpractices before the CSOs take law into their hands.

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