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Traders to launch 'Chetawani week' from Aug 27

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Aug 25 (UNI) Aggrieved over the decision of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to begin sealing of certain categories of commercial structures from September 1, traders in Delhi have declared to launch a 'Chetawani week' from August 27 throughout to protest against the decision.

Families of traders in Delhi comprising women, children and their old aged parents, will hold a 'Chetawani Sammelan' in the capital on August 27 under the aegis of the Confederation of All India Traders. The meet, while warning the Government, will pose a question as to why lakhs of people of Delhi are being deprived of their livelihood, CAIT secretary general Praveen Khandelwal said.

Meanwhile, a delegation of traders met Union Minister of State for Urban development Ajay Maken at his office last night and strongly urged him that the government should not act as a silent spectator and take concrete steps to protect lakhs of people of Delhi.

The delegation said that once the business establishments were destroyed, any attempt made thereafter would be of no use.

Expressing his concern oveer the situation arising out of the August 10 Supreme Court order, Mr Maken said the Urban Development Ministry and the government had taken due cognizance of the matter and the degree to which people of Delhi would be affected in the event of sealing of shops.

Mr Maken informed that the DDA was already on its way to consider objections and suggestions recieved from people of Delhi on proposed modifications in Master Plan 2001 and that the Government intended to give maximum possible relief to the people of Delhi by way of proposed modifications for which due statutory proceedings are followed.

He said the government was very carefully looking into various aspects of the issue and while upholding the provisions of the law, every attempt would be made to protect the people of Delhi. Also, considering the humanitarian aspect of the issue, the Government is all set to seek cooperation even from opposition parties along with UPA coalition partners, if the situation so warranted, Mr Maken said.

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