Lakhimpur district unit ASVA demands permanent rehabilitation of sellers on the exiled streets
LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur District Unit of the Assam Street Vendor Association (ASVA) has responded strongly to the eviction movements by the Dhakuakhana Local Government and the Dhakuakhana City Council to remove the street vendors in Dhakuakhana Town.
In particular, the local government of Dakakana kicked out street sellers on Wednesday, running a small business covering the area from the town of Dakakana, Tiniari to the center of the town. The eviction drive was attended by Raffle Dolly, Circle Officer of the Daquakana Revenue Circle, and Avijat Bora, Executive Officer of the Daquakana City Council, along with other stakeholders. In addition, the exiled street sellers were warned not to initiate such illegal activities in the future.
Expressing serious concern about this issue, ASVA Rakinpur District Unit President Chandan Chakraborti and Secretary-General Bikbora said in a press release: Regulations of the 2014 Street vendors Act that came into force to protect the interests of poor street vendors. Dakuakana street vendors were kicked out for violating the law. ”
Through the same press release, the organization urged the Daquakana local government to secure a way to earn bread and to permanently rehabilitate them so that they could continue their business in a location suitable for the town’s privileged business.