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Delhi: Traders block traffic, face cane music

November 01, 2006 11:30 IST

The Delhi police on Wednesday lathicharged traders, protesting against the Municipal Corporation of Delhi's sealing drive, to clear a major roadblock in East Delhi.

Turning out in huge numbers, traders and Bharatiya Janata Party activists staged a huge demonstration at Noida Mode intersection in East Delhi, creating a massive traffic jam.

The agitators punctured the tyres of a few buses, which added to the traffic chaos.

Raising anti-government slogans, the protestors set on fire tires and also pelted stones on the police personnel. In an effort to clear the major roadblock, police resorted to lathicharge.

Affecting health services in the city, private medical practitioners and nursing homes in the capital joined the protests on the final day of the three-day bandh call given by the traders.

Delhi Medical Association president K K Kapoor, however, said emergency services will continue to be operational.

The morning rush hour traffic was also thrown out of gear in Malviya Nagar in South Delhi as the protesting traders took out a rally. Most of the major markets, meanwhile, continued to remain shut.

With the Supreme Court monitoring committee asking the civic body to resume the action against shops running illegally in residential areas from Thursday, the traders will meet on Wednesday to decide their future course of action.

The traders had earlier threatened that they could go on an indefinite strike if the government failed to bring the sealing drive to a halt.



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Sub: No this is not the solution

First of all i would like to accuse the shop keepers that because of their protest common people are suffering. If they want the goverment ...


Posted by Shrey





Sub: Traders strike.

This is all drama by traders, Government and political parties to pressurise the Courts. Media has also sided with lawlessness in Delhi. Earlier the media ...


Posted by S.N.Gaur





Sub: Sealing Drive by MCD

We are all aware that Delhi resident is the most pampered and indesciplined in India. For decades these traders have operated illegally and encroached upon ...


Posted by Sunil Sharma




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