[QODLink]
Asia

India street sellers targeted by new law

Proposed legislation would require country's estimated 10 million street vendors to register their businesses.

Last updated: 28 Aug 2014 00:57
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

India's estimated 10 million street sellers are the target of a proposed law that will force them to register their businesses or risk being shut down.

Supporters of the legislation say it is needed to maintain hygiene standards and to protect customers, but the vendors say they could be targeted by corrupt officials.

Al Jazeera's Nidhi Dutt reports from New Delhi.

61

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.