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Battala market’s businessmen observes silent protest; Mayor urges to open market to avoid loss

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By TC News Desk

Agartala, November 23, 2022: Following demolition and eviction drive by the Agartala Municipal Corporation along with police force at Battala market on Tuesday last, all business establishments were closed at Battala as a silent protest against the alleged inhumane attitude of the Corporation on Wednesday.

AMC administration along with police force on Tuesday last conducted the eviction drive by demolishing those interim shops which were selling narcotic substances including liquor illegally spoiling the lives of youths.

Speaking to media personnel on day of shut down, one of businessmen in Battala market said “The government will run on its own way and we always cooperate with the government administration. We don’t want anyone’s loss. The market committee’s word is if the administration is willing to demolish any kind of shop or establishment, at least the market committee needs to be given prior information.”

“People may be involved in various business and if their shops are demolished then how come they will run their families, earn their livelihood. Already, COVID pandemic for two years has ruined our businesses. The administration needs to think for an alternative before initiating any strict action. They are also the people of this state”, he added.

Meanwhile, AMC Mayor Dipak Majumder convened a meeting with the representatives of the Battala market committee here on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters, Mayor Majumder urged each and every market committee in and around Agartala city to take measures against those shops where drugs and liquors are being sold illegally or else, the AMC administration will initiate steps.

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