Petty shop owners rally against ban on sale of loose cigarettes

Petty shop owners rally against ban on sale of loose cigarettes

October 31, 2017

Mysuru: Over 150 petty shop owners, under the banner of Mysuru District Small Scale Retailers Association, took out a rally in city this morning, in protest against the State Government’s order banning the sale of loose cigarettes, beedis and chewing tobacco products.  The rally, which commenced from Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple at the North Gate of the Palace, passed through Big Clock Tower, Gandhi Square, Old Bank Road, Dufferin Clock Tower, D. Devaraj Urs Road, JLB Road and Hunsur Road, before reacting the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office, where a memorandum was submitted.

Claiming that petty shop owners and small-time vendors were making a living by selling loose cigarettes, beedis, chewing products, soaps, biscuits etc., the protester accused the Government of robbing their livelihood by banning the sale of loose cigarettes and other tobacco products. Alleging that the Government ban order will only help stockiest and big traders, the protesters urged the Government to withdraw the ban and thus come to the rescue of petty shop owners and small vendors. Association President M. Noorulla, office-bearers S. Mohan Kumar, M. Mahadev, Khadir, Nikhil, Nazeer and others took part in the rally.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Petty shop owners rally against ban on sale of loose cigarettes”

  1. Nagabhushan Varadaraj says:

    Tobacco has been declared in the universe as the ” Deadly killer of Humanity ” All the human society world wide are aware of this fact !!
    Strictly this has to be adhared by the honest Humans understanding the ill effects of the slow killer !! The Government and the law makers have set the Cautionary Law to FORBID THE SALES LOOSELY OR WHATEVER AS THE PRODUCTS ARE DANGEROUS TO HUMAN LIFE.!!
    Learned to understand this fact & then stand for what is Right & Wrong ? what means a ” PROTEST”!! POOR & WEAK LABOUR CLASSES FALLS TO THIS DANGEROUS PASSION!! Many wisdomed greats like Hon’ble Nobels APJ Abdul Kalam, have cautioned on this !! You can change your habit to live True Life!! Take life in the Healthy Life !! It is not that poor Traders or that way sufferers !!But killing Trades. God bless the good !! Jai Karnatka.


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