the group of ministers have decided to go ahead and implement
the Supreme Court orders to resume the sealing drive,
CNBC-TV18 reports that the government''s still looking
for an option.
shop has been our source of livelihood for 36 years, and
now suddenly we have nowhere to go," laments an angry
trader, Vikram Hiranandani.
is among close to 44,000 other traders across the capital
have been left in the lurch yet again. Rejecting the government''s
plea, the Supreme Court has ruled that sealing will continue
as per orders and with immediate effect. The police has
been asked to provide extra security to ward off a law
and order problem.
Supreme Court has said that it can consider the traders
case only if the traders pull the shutters down and if
they give an affidavit to the monetary committee,"
said Mahendra Rana, Advocate, Supreme Court.
both the central government and the Municipal Corporation
of Delhi had approached the apex court seeking a break
in the sealing drive citing the worsening law and order
situation and supporting the interests of the traders.
But the Supreme Court wasn''t impressed, and now the traders
say the ball in the government''s court.
they amend the constitution or do anything else, they
have to save us," said Praveen Khandelwal, president,
All India Traders Confederation.
this time even the government seems to have thrown up
its hands. After the Supreme Court''s judgement the group
of ministers met and decided to go by what the apex court
both the judiciary and the government failing to give
relief to the
traders, and the trading community itself refusing to
budge off the warpath, Delhites should brace themselves
for yet another series of traffic snarls, bandhs and if
the governments fears come true, then even a complete
break down of law and order.