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Demolition, sealing protests rock Delhi

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 30 (UNI) Acting on court orders, 194 business outlets were sealed despite protests in residential areas of the capital today, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi said.

Protests, including in the posh markets of South Extension and Lajpat Nagar, affected normal life in the city during the period.

Sealing work could not be carried out in the Rohini, Civil Lines and Sadar Paharganj areas due to the protests.

Only four of the 17 shops could be sealed in Karol Bagh market as a crowd of nearly 7,000 people protested the move, a MCD spokesman said. Municipal authorities faced similar resistance at Najafgarh, Shahdara (South) and at Kilokari also.

More than a dozen shops in the West zone of the city were re-sealed after the seals were tampered by the protestors.

Leading commercial markets remained closed on a call by the Confederation of All India Traders for a 48-hour bandh to protest the move.

Meanwhile, in the MCD's ongoing drive against unauthorised constructions, action was taken today against nine properties -- five residential and four commercial.

The MCD has taken action against 1851 properties since the drive began on December 12 last year, the spokesman said.


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