Pantha Chowk footpath vendors on hunger strike

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 1: Al-Noor Footpath Union members are sitting on hunger strike at Pantha Chowk, Srinagar, for the past two days, protesting against the attitude of the authorities of Srinagar Development Authority (SDA), who, according to it, are out to displace them.
“We are unemployed educated youth, eking out our livelihood from selling fruit, etc., on handcarts,” said a spokesman of the Union in a statement today. The footpath vendors threatened self-immolation should the SDA authorities fail to meet their demands within three days.