India, Feb. 28 -- Around 150 residents of 16th Avenue, Gaur City 2 in Greater Noida West on Sunday staged a demonstration against the apartment owners' association (AOA), demanding immediate recall of the decision to impose a security fee on tenants.

The tenants alleged that the AOA is arbitrarily charging Rs.5,000 from tenants and will charge Rs.7,000 from new ones who come to live there.

"The decision to levy security fee is an effort to divide on the basis of owners and non-owners and to extort funds. We are paying maintenance for every service; why we should pay this arbitrary security fee now, which has no legal basis," said Amit Goswami, a tenant in society for a year.

At least 150 tenants have started a signature campaign under ...