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Admin seal nearly 2 dozen shops at Aftab Market Srinagar

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Srinagar, Feb 01(GNS): Authorities on Wednesday sealed around two dozen shops at Aftab market in Srinagar.

“Eviction notices to the occupants were already served but they failed to vacate on their own after which we sealed the shop”, an official said.

Reports reaching GNS said that Revenue officials accompanied by police reached the market and sealed the shops.

Meanwhile, shopkeepers held a protest claiming that they have been paying rent to the Srinagar Municipal Corporation. They said that they had been earning their livelihood for decades. “These shops have been in existence for more than five decades. The action by the government is tantamount to snatching our livelihood,” a shopkeeper said and urged the government to revisit the decision. 

“Only a few days back, we got eviction notices, saying this was a private property. If that is the case, then where was this private person from 1970 till now,” another shopkeeper said and urged authorities not to “snatch” their means of sustenance. (GNS)

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( With inputs from : thegnskashmir.com )

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