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Suicide case: Panjab University Shopkeepers Association takes out candle march
Chandigarh, January 16
In continuation of their ongoing protest, the Panjab University Shopkeepers Association took out a candle and protest march from PU Market to Gate No 2. After observing a two-minute silence in the memory of their counterpart Neeraj, who commented suicide, the traders protested against the Panjab University authorities.
The traders insisted that instead of online meeting of Panjab University Shopkeeper with Panjab University Committee traders demanded to organize offline meeting with all 60 shopkeepers of the market.
The shopkeepers are in fear that their situation may also end up like Neeraj of Raj Eatery, so their issues should be resolved by the PU committee at the earliest.
"In case of lease deed transfer, the rent be charged as per the lease deed instead of increasing the rent exorbitantly at the time of lease transfer in the name of legal heir.
Due to the absence of students in PU due to Covid, they demanded that they should get at least fifty percent rebate on the lines of other universities, it is worth mentioning that GNDU and Kurukshetra University have given 50 to 75 percent rebates to their shopkeepers during Covid.
"PU is also making an illegitimate demand of Rs 50,000 from the shopkeepers in the name of security of electricity.Shopkeepers are protesting against the PU administration by closing their shops for the last three days and will keep doing so till their demands are met with," stated Panjab University Shopkeepers Association.