The Delhi Government informed that the Delhi High Court that it has permitted functioning of all the weekly markets from August 9, 2021, in respond to a plea filed by “Saptahik Patri Bazar Association.”
A single-judge bench of Justice Rekha Palli disposed off a petition as the grievances of the petitioners has been addressed.
The court reiterated its previous observation that “the petitioners to ensure that the vendors operating in these weekly markets, if not vaccinated already, should get vaccinated at the earliest.”
The petition stated that the Delhi Government have given permission to open all markets, malls and other commercial complexes, but have discriminated against the petitioner by ordering that they shall only organise one ‘Weekly Market’ per week per zone. The petitioner claimed that the said directions, on the face of it, are discriminatory, arbitrary, whimsical and without application of mind.
The court sought directions as:
Quash order dated June 13, 2021 of Delhi Disaster Management Authority to the extent the same treats ‘Weekly Markets’ in a different class from other markets and puts restrictions on their full resumption.
Directs the Delhi Government to resume all ‘Weekly Markets’ in all zones of Delhi with all precautions and Covid appropriate behaviour at their place.
Direct the Delhi Government to provide financial assistance of Rs.15,000 to all street vendors who organise ‘Weekly Markets’ within their jurisdiction.