Elderly woman deprived of property rights even after loan cancellation by Debt Relief Commission, elderly woman deprived of property rights, Kerala Farmer’s Debt Relief Commission, latest news
Sulthan Bathery: An elderly woman, Thankamma, has been visiting government offices for 11 years to retrieve mortgaged property documents from her house, even after the Kerala Farmer’s Debt Relief Commission forfeited her loan. Despite being repeatedly mocked by officials, Thankamma continues her fight at the age of 77 for her rights to shelter.
A native of Dhottappankulam, VK Thankamma of Vazhankal house, mortgaged the ownership documents of her 10 cents of land for 45,000 rupees in 1990. She was the sole breadwinner after her husband died years ago and she has to take care of her mentally handicapped daughter. . Apart from a meager income obtained by preparing Ayurvedic medicines, Thankamma has no other means of support. She said she had already repaid Rs 15,000 to the bank. Without any means, she applied to the Commission for Farmers’ Debt Relief and received a notice of relief on November 30, 2011. But bank officials were unwilling to return her debt documents. property.
Bank officials claim that the amount of VK Thankamma’s loan to Mullankolli was canceled and that errors in the details sent to the Debt Relief Commission by the bank resulted in VK Thankamma of Dhottappankulam receiving the documents by error. They also said the commission was made aware of the fault on the bank’s side. However, when Thankamma approached the commission via rights to information, they informed her that they had not received any notification from the bank acknowledging their error.
Bank officials claimed Thankamma’s property was confiscated in 1996 when she defaulted on her loan. But Thankamma denied this and said she had paid the property tax herself all these years.