Street vendors stage protest in Sopore

Street vendors stage protest in Sopore
Blocking the road at Iqbal Market Sopore, the vendors protested raising slogans against the administration and Municipal Council Sopore.Special arrangement

Sopore: The street vendors in Sopore Wednesday staged a protest against the administration for failing to rehabilitate them properly.

Blocking the road at Iqbal Market Sopore, the vendors protested raising slogans against the administration and Municipal Council Sopore.

They were demanding that they be allowed to set up their stalls along roadsides or be provided a suitable place to carry out their businesses.

The street vendors said that an alternate place provided a year before by the administration was not suitable for them.

They said that they had been banned to set up their stalls in commercial areas of the town.

“We should be given some suitable alternate place or be allowed to work at the previous place as for the past year, we have been facing tremendous hardships,” said Noor Muhammad, a street vendor.

Station House Officer (SHO) Sopore, Khalid Fayaz reached the spot and assured the street vendors that he would take up their issue with the administration.

The street vendors appealed to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and the district administration to look into their sufferings and redress their genuine demands.

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