Hawkers demand to be on street till Eid
Jatiya Hawker Jote yesterday called upon the authorities concerned to allow hawkers to carry out their business on the capital's footpaths till Eid-ul-Fitr.
The jote came up with the demand at a human chain, organised by the hawkers of Kotwali and Sutrapur areas, in front of Jatiya Press Club.
Speakers at the programme said hawkers from Gulistan to Sadarghat Launch Terminal were evicted four months back following a recent High Court order to ease traffic.
Engaged in the business in the areas for over 50 years, the hawkers are now passing their days in great hardship, said the speakers.
They called for halting the eviction until the hawkers are rehabilitated and staying the operation of the HC order on humanitarian grounds, said a release.