Re: [mpisgmedia] Sunday Book Bazaar: NGO dharna against MCD

Everyone (especially gita),

re; My prev email on this subject.

Just wish to clarify that :-

1) I have no objection to demarcated Hawking Spaces by
Master Plan processes for non-polluting and non
nuisance activities.

2) the "Structure Plan" (ho ho) must have adequate
provisions for Hawkers alongside public streets.

3) "Pavements"and "sidewalks" may be classifiable as
"easements", and hence not covered under 431 IPC.


--- Gita Dewan Verma <[email protected]> wrote:

> --- sarbajit roy <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Wrong end of stick, Police Commissioner can stop
> it
> > under Delhi Police Act if he chooses to. REALLY,
> ----
> As far as I know
> (a) Police normally cannot refuse force
> requisitioned
> by authorities. So it provided force to MCD to
> relocate kabaadi bazaar to Pushta and to close
> book-bazaar. (Both initiatives are unlawful in terms
> of Delhi Master Plan and violative of national
> policy
> co-authored by Delhi Police and after providing
> force
> for them to MCD, Police permitted NGO dharna against
> MCD. Our communications are primarily about this
> anomaly).
> (b) Police can stop under its Act street vending
> that
> interferes with movement. Those powers should not /
> arguably cannot be exercised, especially apropos
> weekly markets, without first exercising
> responsibilities for solutions under other statutory
> regimes. (This is central to our communications,
> intended also to counter any quick-fix requests for
> use of Police Act).
> As stated, MCD bullying was suspended and we have
> heard from Police. For the record, mpisg is not
> engaging on this from plannerly perspective, but
> from
> ambit of national policy (come about at instance of
> anti-planning types). Through 2001-2004 we have
> pointed out conflicts between the policy and
> statutory
> regimes and have succeeded in having a few of those
> ironed out, which gives us space to engage. By the
> way, the duly adopted policy still calls for
> amendments to the Police Act.
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