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City hawkers protest at Azad Maidan

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 30, 2017, 2:43 am IST
Updated : Nov 30, 2017, 2:43 am IST

They claimed that action initiated by the police and the civic authority was arbitrary and unjust.

MNS activists carried out a drive against illegal hawkers outside Thane station. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)
 MNS activists carried out a drive against illegal hawkers outside Thane station. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)

Mumbai: Hawkers from the city staged a protest at Azad Maidan on Wednesday against the recent attacks on unauthorised hawkers by the Maha-rashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists in the city. They claimed that action initiated by the police and the civic authority was arbitrary and unjust. Hawkers from city suburbs, Thane and New Mumbai  also participated in it.

They demanded that the state government should implement the national hawkers’ policy and should declare hawking zones in the city, without any further delay. They said that the Supreme Court has protected the hawkers who were on streets on or before May 1, 2014, so no action should be taken against such hawkers.

The dharna was staged under the banner of ‘Pheriwala Aekjut Sangharsh Samiti’, a united platform of Hawkers Unions.

Tags: azad maidan, mns, unauthorised hawkers