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Delhi sealing on, traders on strike

November 10, 2006 10:33 IST
Last Updated: November 10, 2006 12:15 IST

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A large number of traders of Delhi went on a 24-hour strike on Friday as the Supreme Court-ordered sealing of illegal commercial establishments in residential areas continued in the city.

Several shops and commercial establishments across Delhi downed shutters and traders were taking out protest marches and demonstrations against the Municipal Corportaion of Delhi's sealing drive, which continued in a posh south Delhi colony despite the strike call.

"The inhuman sealing drive is on under the shadow of carbines and guns. We are being treated like terrorists," Rajesh Ahuja, national secretary of the Confedaration of All India Traders, said.

The CAIT had given the strike call in protest against the "repressive policies of the government and the unjust treatment meted out to the trade leaders".

He said the traders were anguished over the manner in which CAIT general secretary Praveen Khandelwal and other trade leaders were arrested on Wednesday.

The traders are staging sit-in protests at Chandni Chowk and Khari Baoli areas of Delhi to protest the operation. They will be holding a meeting later in the day to decide the future course of action.

They have also planned to carry out a 'Shanti March' from Town Hall, the MCD headquarters, to the Vidhan Sabha.

Tight security arrangements were in place in Delhi in the wake of violence witnessed during the traders' strike on Tuesday. Besides Delhi Police, Border Security Force and Indo Tibetan Border Police personnel have also been deployed in the areas where sealing drive was on.

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Sub: justice

Sealing has become the rule of the Law. However is it true that the commercial establishments in discussions through out Delhi had no approvals of ...

Posted by kchallone

Sub: no considerations

Most of the traders are tax evaders,they take advantage of scarcities, pay the staff minimal salary ,treat their staff to point of inmumanity,they pay rentals ...

Posted by Sudhir Suri

Sub: what is right in ceiling commercials

law is made for people and people should follow it. but when the persons who are responsible to check that the law has been properly ...

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Sub: Sealing Drive

Kudos to the supreme court. Its high time that we are made to realise that rules are made to be followed. These cheap politicians have ...

Posted by anil joseph

Sub: Now the traders talk about unfairness.

Where was their sense when they bribed the officials? Bending rules with money is the key to success for these Delhi folks and on seeing ...

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