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Sealing protest: Delhi traders on 24-hour bandh

November 07, 2006 12:00 IST

Faced with the imminent resumption of sealing of unauthorised commercial establishments in Delhi, traders went on a 24-hour bandh on Tuesday downing shutters and holding demonstrations to protest the Municipal Corporation of Delhi action.

All markets in Delhi, retail and wholesale, were closed to protest the sealing, said Praveen Khandelwal, general secretary of Confederation of All India Traders.

Demonstrations were being held in various parts of the capital to register protest against the sealing drive and while there were no reports of any violence so far, traders from south Delhi gheraoed the MCD office in Green Park.

The CAIT had on Monday given the bandh call after the Supreme Court refused to grant the traders any relief from the sealing drive and the Centre subsequently said it had no option but to abide by the court orders.

The bandh has received support from both ruling Congress and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party in the capital.

"All markets in Delhi are closed today. But we have excluded essential services from the bandh," Khandelwal said.

He said private medical practitioners and chemists were supporting the bandh by sporting black bands on their arms, but added that the health services would remain unaffected.

He also said autorickshaw associations had extended support to the strike and autos would remain off the roads. All schools in Delhi remained closed in view of possibility of violence during the bandh.

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Number of User Comments: 34

Sub: why in delhi only?

delhi is a city of law-makers and policy-planners.In fact it is a city of command.I dont know what the traders have to do in this ...

Posted by pradeep

Sub: Ridiculour argument supporting traders

It is ridiculous to say that just because the trading was allowed for so many years, it becomes legal. There is also no point in ...

Posted by Arun Kumar

Sub: Lawless Delhi - Joke on Delhi Government

Amazing, if the number of people involved in breaking law is more, then see it as there right to change the law itself. The unauthorised ...

Posted by Puneet

Sub: sealing

This is regarding the sealing issue Why dont the Delhi Govt. go to SC And say in all 50yrs we are at fault because we ...

Posted by girish negi

Sub: Good act on good judgement

Let us not cry foul. It is mistake of Traders who first ignored the rule and with confidance joined hand with currupt official with clear ...

Posted by Vinay Krishna



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