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Delhi Trade Bandh: Shops shut down to protest sealing

Delhi Trade Bandh: Shops shut down to protest sealing

All the following markets have been shut down: Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Amar Colony, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Kamla Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Vikas Marg, Preet Vihar, Model Town, Azadpur, Kalkaji.

"Stop the drama of allegations and counter-allegations on the issue of sealing in Delhi". It added that more than seven lakh traders belonging to about 2, 500 traders associations would take part in the massive protest.

At the Vyapari Panchayat held on Tuesday at Karol Bagh, the CAIT declared to hold a Mega Rally of Delhi Traders against sealing on forthcoming March 28 at Ramlila Ground.

Maken came out of the CM's house looking satisfied and said that he had "very fruitful" discussions on the issue and attacked BJP for missing the meeting.

Earlier in the day, both Kejriwal and Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken slammed the BJP for boycotting an all party-meeting called by the chief minister to discuss the sealing issue Hitting back at both parties, Tiwari said, "In the name of an all-party meeting on sealing issue, the two faces of a same coin i.e. Congress & AAP today sat together and praised each other's efforts". He also raised the issue of the pending notification of 351 roads.

Municipal Corporations are carrying out the drive under the directions of the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee. A day after, almost 400 shops were sealed by the SDMC.

On 28 March, a traders' rally would be held at Ramlila Maidan here against the sealing drive which, the CAIT said, is in "utter violation" of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi Act, 1957. "We were not sent any notice or shown any orders. We have paid conversion charges, we have trade licences and GST numbers... they didn't listen to us", Kamal Chawla told Indian Express.

Reacting to the government's move, Tiwari said, "It is clearly established before the traders and people of Delhi that the Arvind Kejriwal government not only neglected its duty on protecting the traders from sealing but it also complicated the issue to an extent that Centre is also facing difficulties in bringing an end to the sealing crisis". "My employee Parvez was slapped by the additional DCP while he was protesting outside the shop. We also requested the personnel to verify our shop documents before shutting it down, but they did not even listen to us and started using force", he alleged.

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