Street vendors in Jammu, today staged a protest against the demolition of their stalls stating them as illegal possession yesterday by Jammu Municipal Corporation outside Government Medical College, Jammu. Congress Minister Surendra Singh Shangari also joined the protest with the vendors and said that hunger strike of protestors will continue till they are provided compensation and they are properly rehabilitated to a different place.
Vendors complained that they owned these stalls for years and they were working here for generations. The JMC didn’t even bother to give us a prior notice and demolished our shops.
That was the only source of income of my family and now I am unemployed because of the impulsive decision of JMC disregarding the civil and legal obligations to inform us in advance that would have saved us from the losses, said one of the vendors.