Mangaluru, November 17: Protesting over the continual raid of the Mangaluru City Corporation authorities on the street side food vendors, the association of the DK district pavement vendors protested under the banner of CITU on Tuesday, November 18th.
The protest was staged in front of the Mangaluru City Corporation office. The protesters raised slogans against the authorities for raiding over trivial matters.
The district honorary president of the pavement vendors association Sunil Kumar addressed the protesters and said, considering the health condition of the citizens; the food stuffs sold by the street side should be obviously clean. The MCC ought to provide proper guidelines on this and must initiate proper actions. Instead, it is attacking on the street side vendors citing a trivial reason in the city which is condemnable, he said.
Sunil Kumar further said; if possible, let the MCC raid the hotels. What measures have the MCC officials taken over the raid already conducted on the unclean hotels? Wheather the MCC does not have the responsibility of caring the health of the citizens who visit unclean hotels?-he queried.
He warned of severe protest if the raid on the poor continues.
The CITU leader Lingappa Nanthuru complained that, even though a law is enforced due to the struggle of the Pavement vendor’s association, the MCC has failed to take proper measures over it.
The protest was led by CITU leaders Yogish Jappina Moguru, president of pavement vendor’s association, Mohammad Musthafa, other district leaders Mohammad Asif, Annaiah Kulal, Hithesh Poojary, Pradeep, Nataraj, Rajendra and others.
Over 200 members had participated in the protest.