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12/28/2005
 

          NEW DELHI: Indian policemen stand alert as they patrol a marketplace during a strike by shopkeepers here Tuesday. The Traders Association in Delhi has called for a total strike to protest against an ongoing demolition drive in India's capital, The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has been following a High Court Order to tear down thousands of illegal buildings in the city's commercial and residential areas. Delhi residents have been complaining that the root of the problem lies in corruption among MCD officials, who have been taking bribes to clear building plans that flout the laws.The MCD drive to seal and raze illegal buildings started sprign after the Delhi High Court instructed it to demolish some 18,271 structures which have sprung up illegally across the city. AFP Photo

 

 
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