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CAIT urges Home Minister to provide compensation for violence-hit Delhi traders

image CAIT urges Home Minister to provide compensation for violence-hit Delhi traders

New Delhi, Feb 28 (KNN) Amid recent violence which has crippled normal life across northeast Delhi in the past few days claiming several lives and property, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has requested Home Minister Amit Shah to provide compensation to traders whose shops and businesses have been damaged.

The traders' body, on Thursday, has also requested that the government should provide easy loans at discounted interest rate to sufferer traders so that they can resume their business.

Along with seeking protection for the traders in the violence-hit areas, CAIT in its letter to the Home Minister, also said that the insured traders should get their insurance money as soon as possible.

"CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal has requested that the traders or merchandise shops which have been damaged in the recent incidents should be given compensation from the government immediately and the people who have been insured should get insurance money from the respective insurers. The government should issue orders to all insurance companies to settle claims immediately," a CAIT said in a statement.

Khandelwal observed that the incidents have severely affected Delhi's trade which has reduced drastically.

"In any type of violent incident, the traders and their establishments are always a soft target and not only their lives but also on the goods stocked by them remains at stake. There is an atmosphere of extreme fear and dread among the traders in Delhi," the statement said.

''Nearly 5 lakh traders from other states come to Delhi every day to buy goods, but due to the current situation and the ongoing irresponsible news on social media, the traders of other states are avoiding Delhi for their purchases, due to which traders of Delhi are suffering a lot and a large part of Delhi's daily business is lost by each day,'' claimed Khandelwal.

As per the media reports, so far, the violence has claimed 36 lives. This the deadliest violence in the national capital in decades after clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters erupted in northeast Delhi on Sunday.

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