A Trade Bandh has been implemented in the major market areas of Delhi, as a way to protest the sealing of shops, which is being carried out by the municipal corporations on the direction given by the Supreme court committee. All the following markets have been shut down: Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Amar Colony, Khan Market, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Kamla Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Vikas Marg, Preet Vihar, Model Town, Azadpur, Kalkaji. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), have issued a statement that states, 2, 500 traders associations are going to take part in the portest against the shutting of their shops by the authorities.
The order for the sealing of shops had been put into motion from December 2017. Arvind Kejriwal has already written a letter to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Congress Party leader Rahul Gandhi, to bring changes in the ruling so that people, who earn their livelihoods through the shops don’t lose their jobs and the situation could even lead to violence in the city.
Kejriwal believes that if the anamolies from the ruling are struck out, then it could have some reprieve for the shop owners. He has also warned to go on a hunger strike if the PM doesn’t agree for a meeting and decide a course of action in the situation.