Amritsar MC demolishes vends, vendors hold protest

Amritsar MC demolishes vends, vendors hold protest

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Amritsar, October 15

Vendors staged a protest and blocked the road after the Municipal Corporation demolished their vends at Rehri Market, Crystal Chowk, here this evening. A team of more than 100 MC employees, along with ditch machine, reached the rehri market this afternoon and demolished the years-old vends based on a private land. MC officials claimed that the rehri market did not have any approval and they were running it illegally.

The vendors resisted the move and reportedly manhandled with employees of the health wing. Meanwhile, the vendors claimed that six vendors were injured while resisting the demolition move.

Vijay, a vendor, said, “More than 150 persons are earning their livelihood in the rehri market. Nothing was illegal. We will stage a protest until the MC does not reconstruct our kiosks.”

According to information, some of the vendors of the rehri market were misbehaved with sanitary officers of the sMC, who were there to issue challans for unhygienic surroundings on Wednesday. The sanitary inspectors gave a written complaint to the MC Commissioner to take action against the vendors. The vendors kept demonstrating on the road till late in the evening. — TNS

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