Delhi sealing drive: Hundreds of shops remain shut for 48 hours in national capital in protest

Hundreds of shops in Delhi were shut as part of a two-day bandh called by an industry body against the ongoing sealing drive by civic bodies in the city on the direction of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee

FP Staff February 02, 2018 22:17:57 IST
Hundreds of shops in Delhi were shut on Friday as part of a two-day bandh called by an industry body against the ongoing sealing drive by civic bodies in the city on the direction of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee. PTI
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Hundreds of shops in Delhi were shut on Friday as part of a two-day bandh called by an industry body against the ongoing sealing drive by civic bodies in the city on the direction of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee. PTI
Traders took out a protest march in a number of markets, demanding that the sealing exercise be stopped immediately. Traders raise anti-government slogans at Chandni Chowk. PTI
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Traders took out a protest march in a number of markets, demanding that the sealing exercise be stopped immediately. Traders raise anti-government slogans at Chandni Chowk. PTI
The bandh called by Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), an umbrella body of trade groups, affected markets in Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazar, Kashmiri Gate, Bhagirath Place, Defence Colony, Green Park, among other areas. Workers sit outside closed shops during the Delhi trade bandh. PTI
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The bandh called by Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), an umbrella body of trade groups, affected markets in Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazar, Kashmiri Gate, Bhagirath Place, Defence Colony, Green Park, among other areas. Workers sit outside closed shops during the Delhi trade bandh. PTI
According to CAIT, all wholesale and commercial markets in Delhi were shut in protest against the sealing drive. Civic bodies in north, south and central Delhi have taken action against more than 50 shops in the Defence Colony market on the directions of the apex court-appointed monitoring committee for failing to deposit conversion charges according to Master Plan 2021. PTI
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According to CAIT, all wholesale and commercial markets in Delhi were shut in protest against the sealing drive. Civic bodies in north, south and central Delhi have taken action against more than 50 shops in the Defence Colony market on the directions of the apex court-appointed monitoring committee for failing to deposit conversion charges according to Master Plan 2021. PTI
CAIT claimed the two-day strike will result in a loss of crores of rupees. All three major parties in Delhi, the ruling AAP, the Congress and the BJP, which controls the three municipal corporations, have extended their support to the protesting traders. AAP party workers protest against the MCD's sealing drive outside the Delhi Lieutenant Governor's residence. PTI
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CAIT claimed the two-day strike will result in a loss of crores of rupees. All three major parties in Delhi, the ruling AAP, the Congress and the BJP, which controls the three municipal corporations, have extended their support to the protesting traders. AAP party workers protest against the MCD's sealing drive outside the Delhi Lieutenant Governor's residence. PTI