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Traders to launch ''aggressive movement'' against sealing

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New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Angered by the MCD's sealing drive, traders in the capital today threatened to call a Delhi Bandh and announced to launch an ''aggressive movement'' seeking to cease the action.

''The woes of the trading community due to sealing drive have reached to pathetic impasse.... they have been reduced to the status of beggars on streets. They are appealing to courts, government and even RAW's,'' the Confederation of All India Traders' Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said.

''The traders are being treated as aliens as if they do not belong to the city and are illegal residents,'' he added.

He said the trading community is being made a ''pawn'' in the battle between the courts and the government.

''There is no platform to hear us, we are not even made parties to the judicial process and we are made to suffer without being heard," he said.

On September 15, the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee had directed the MCD to continue with the sealing drive despite the Centre and Delhi Government issuing notifications to permit trading activities in residential areas.

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