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Delhi anti-occupancy movement: Street vendors protest against civic groups | Delhi News

New Delhi: Hundreds of street vendors from all over the capital in municipal corporation of delhi (MCD) office against “astronomical increase in unlawful evictions” by its businesses.
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Street vendor Mohammed Imran Khan said he and others faced challenges in doing business because of the restrictions imposed. Despite having the required paperwork, vendors were forced to give up their locations without offering any alternative places to sell their wares.

Vendors raised the slogan against MCD and demanded that they be provided with dedicated alternative locations to run their business.

“They call us invaders, but we are not. How can they be so cruel to us? No one listens to us,” said Santosh, another street vendor.

Vendors claim they have been unable to conduct business since last year due to the MCD’s atrocities.

“There are about half a lakh street vendors in Delhi and they are all facing losses due to Covid. Now, when the situation improves, MCD is driving us out,” Santosh added.
A large number of police officers were deployed outside the MCD office to maintain law and order. MCD officials did not respond to calls and text messages from PTI seeking a response.
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