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Loans target Indian sex workers affected by pandemic

Usurers Offer Unsecured Money at “Outrageous” Interest, Trapping Many Sex Workers in Cycle of Debt * Lockdown, virus fears left sex workers with no income * Unable to get help, bank credit, many went to loan sharks * Lenders known for their “outrageous” rates, their ruthlessness By Roli Srivastava MUMBAI, …

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Gujarat: Usurers under PASA, DGP tells police

Gujarat Police Director General Ashish Bhatia has called on all police stations and district heads in the state to take strict action against loan sharks involved in usury acts by reserving them under the strict law on the prevention of anti-social activities (PASA). Usury refers to the practice of collecting …

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