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Rally against sealing drive on Feb 15, traders to give roses

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Traders in the national capital on -- February 14 -- would present roses to officials demanding an by the Centre to end the drive here.

This would be followed up by a mega rally against the drive at the Ramleela Maidan on February 15, traders' body Confederation of All Traders (CAIT) said today.

Thousands of traders from across the city would participate in the rally, CAIT, general secretary, Praveen Khandelwal told reporters.

"We will press for our demand for an by the Centre to end the drive," he said.

Khandelwal also said that traders would also give roses to civic agency officials under the 'My Valentine-My Shop' campaign on February 14.

The civic bodies are conducting the drive against commercial units, under the supervision of a Supreme Court- appointed monitoring committee, since December last year.

Scores of commercial units have been sealed and fines have been imposed on traders over violations of Master Plan 2021 and non-payment of conversion charges.

Khandelwal alleged that the sealing drive was going on in "violation" of the laws.

"The so-called guilty are being punished without following the due process of the law," he said.

The confederation will approach the against conducting of the sealing drive by the monitoring committee. A meeting with the is also planned, he said.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 16:10 IST