10 March 2018
Traders threaten indefinite shutdown over sealing drive
Failing to hear anything positive from the civic authorities and the Centre on the sealing issue so far, traders said that they might go for an indefinite strike, even if it causes inconvenience to Delhiites.
Traders have threatened to scale up their protests, including launching a hunger strike and an indefinite shutdown, if no solution was reached by March 13, the day they have called for a Delhi bandh.
Condemning the alleged baton-charge on traders at Lajpat Nagar on Thursday, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for day-long trade bandh to lodge their strong resentment against the sealing of business establishments.
“The authorities and police are treating us like terrorists. Under the guise of the Supreme Court’s order and using police force, sealing is being conducted by sidelining provisions of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act while no action is taken against the defaulting MCD officials,” Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general, CAIT, said. Read more on this: https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/traders-threaten-indefinite-shutdown-over-sealing-drive/story-rvHxSsi8EVpIfOu1OYjV7L.html