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Khwairamband Keithel license vendors women demands eviction of street vendors from Keithel surrounding

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Imphal, April 5: Demanding the evictions of women street vendors from around the three women markets at Khwairamband  Keithel, women vendors of the three Ima keithel carried out seize work protest today at Khwairamband Keithel, Imphal.
Speaking to the media persons, Thingujam (O) Rani, General Secretary of Khwairamband Nupi Keithel Sinpham amasung Saktam Kanba Lup (KNKSSKL) said that women vendors of the three keithel welcomes the steps taken up by the MAHUD  Minister Shyamkumar to keep the Ima keithel and bazaar area neat and clean. Unfortunately, since the announcement of the makeshift market for street vendors on the Naga River by the MAHUD Minister, numbers of street vendors have increase day by day as compare with the last couple of years, while the people living nearby have occupied the areas, she added.
Rani also said that the increasing number of street vendors in the Ima Keithel has highly affected the business among the license women vendors of the Ima Keithel,
Condemning the statement made by the MAHUD Minister Shyamkumar that politics is involved in the issues of women vendors, Rani alleged that due to the failure of untimely maintenance of the women street vendors in the Ima Keithel by the concern government, such issues have occurred frequently.  Looking into the issues, state government should address the problems of women vendors without any favoritism, she added.
Meanwhile, Ibetombi, one of the women street vendors said that with today’s issue, they are waiting for the minister who has assured to provide their shed so that they could sell the wares which they have bought late afternoon without facing any hardship of finding a temporary place.
Though the steps taken up by the government fair enough, women street vendors have face big problems in their daily life waiting their turn to avail their temporary shed.
With the issue remain unsolved, women street vendors’ fear that they might not be able to serve their families and might not be able to send their children schools, Ibetombi added.
On the other hand, the women street vendors have been demanding for a market place where they could sells their wares instead of running here and there to find a empty space and the trouble of police personnel who even sometimes smashed and ruin their wares before they could sell it.

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