Manzoor Bhat urges SMC commissioner to rehabilitate the vendors before bulldozing their dreams

BJP condemns harassment of vendors in city

Srinagar, Dec 21: BJP Kashmir Unit on Tuesday condemned the harassment of vendors and urged Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to rehabilitate the vendors first before bulldozing their dreams.

In a statement issued here, Party’s Kashmir Media Incharge, Manzoor Bhat said it is unfortunate that SMC Commissioner is behind the poor vendors who earn during the day and eat at night.

“On Tuesday, a vendor was injured during the SMC demolition drive. He has been manhandled. It is unfortunate that while demolition drives such things should not be repeated in future,” he said.

Bhat admitted that although demolition drives are important to retrieve the pavements and encroachments in city but not at the cost of risking the lives of common man.

“Situation is not conducive. People are still recovering from an economic breakdown and SMC is busy in demolishing their hopes and dreams which is unacceptable,” he said.

The youth leader appealed to LG Manoj Sinha to intervene in the matter so that vendors can be first rehabilitated properly then action can be followed under the law of the land.

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