Demanding rehabilitation, Lal Chowk traders sit on daylong hunger strike

Hundreds of flood-hit traders Wednesday sat on a daylong hunger strike at Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk here demanding rehabilitation from the state.
The traders assembled under the banner of Traders Association Lal Chowk. The association was formed in the wake of floods in Srinagar.
President of the association, Deen Muhammad said: “We did hunger strike to press for our rights. State government should compensate the traders for the losses they suffered due to floods.”
Meanwhile, because of the sit-in of the traders, the authorities had to divert the traffic to MA Road which caused jams between Dalgate and Budshah bridge.
Later, on assurance of Development District Commissioner, Srinagar, Farooq Shah, the traders called off the strike.

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