In protest against ongoing sealing of commercial establishments in Delhi, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a 48 hours Delhi Trade Bandh on 2nd & 3rd February when the entire trade of Delhi shall remain closed and no business activity will take place.
The Bandh is getting spontaneous and tremendous response from Market Associations all over Delhi. In a major development prominent markets of Delhi including Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazar,Kamla Nagar, Chawri Bazar, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Defence Colony, Green Park and all other Markets of South Delhi, Rajouri Garden, Tilak Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Kirti Nagar and other markets of West Delhi, Karol Bagh, Ashok Vihar, Model Town, Shalimar Bagh, Pitampura, Rohini and other markets of North Delhi, Paharganj, Krishna Nagar, Vikas Marg, Laxmi Nagar, Shahdara, Loni Road, Mayur Vihar and other markets of trans yamuna area today declared their support & participation in 48 Hours Delhi Trade Bandh on 2-3 February .Other markets of Delhi are also gearing themselves to participate in Trade Bandh.
CAIT Secretary General Mr. Praveen Khandelwal said that it is expected that more than 7 lakh traders from more than 2000 markets of Delhi shall keep their shutters closed to lodge their strong protest against sealing of business establishments in Delhi.The traders are demanding the Central Government to come in action and immediately bring a Bill in the Parliament to protect entire trade and traders of Delhi from the clutches of sealing as also de-sealing of the establishments already sealed.
The traders lamented that sealing issue is being politicised by few politicians and we strongly condemn them. We are fighting the battle of our survival and livelihood and they are more interested in engagement of politics on our head and shoulder which is not acceptable to us. If they can’t bring relief then they should desist themselves in playing their politics.