Friday, Sep 25, 2020 | Last Update : 04:04 AM IST

185th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra128396397321434345 Andhra Pradesh6543855794745558 Tamil Nadu5636915082109076 Karnataka5485574446588331 Uttar Pradesh3742773076115366 Delhi2606232243755123 West Bengal2378692080424606 Odisha196888161044805 Telangana1792461481391070 Bihar174266159700878 Assam165582135141608 Kerala15445898720614 Gujarat1289491093113382 Rajasthan116881972841352 Haryana113075908841177 Madhya Pradesh108167836182007 Punjab99930754092860 Chhatisgarh8618347653680 Jharkhand7267358543626 Jammu and Kashmir65026421151024 Uttarakhand4177729000501 Goa2875322726360 Puducherry2319118065467 Tripura2227215441245 Himachal Pradesh124387836125 Chandigarh102987411123 Manipur9010683859 Arunachal Pradesh7385540813 Nagaland5544445110 Meghalaya4733252838 Sikkim2447190529 Mizoram158510120
  Metros   Mumbai  19 Jul 2019  Fishermen refuse to shift, threaten stir

Fishermen refuse to shift, threaten stir

THE ASIAN AGE. | DEVASHRI BHUJBAL
Published : Jul 19, 2019, 8:05 am IST
Updated : Jul 19, 2019, 8:05 am IST

The BMC has recently given them a notice to shift the market to the Navi Mumbai area, where a spot has been allotted to them, from August 1.

Fisherfolk visit MNS chief Raj Thackeray over the issue on Thursday. (Photo: RAJESH JADHAV)
 Fisherfolk visit MNS chief Raj Thackeray over the issue on Thursday. (Photo: RAJESH JADHAV)

Mumbai: Fishermen from Chhatr-apati Shivaji Fish Market — located near south Mumbai’s Crawford Market — are up in arms against the civic body for directing them to shift base to Airoli, as they feel their business would be badly affected.

The BMC has recently given them a notice to shift the market to the Navi Mumbai area, where a spot has been allotted to them, from August 1.

 

A delegation from Akhil Maharashtra Macchimar Kruti Samiti (AMMKS) met Maharashtra Navnir-man Sena chief Raj Thackeray to discuss the matter.

The president of AMMKS, Damodar Tandel, said, “The BMC had sent us the notice without prior intimation. We strongly protest against this, as it will affect almost 15,000 fisherwomen. We get fish from Sassoon Dock and Bhaucha Dhakka and transporting them to Airoli is difficult. The fish market has been in the heart of Mumbai for years. It is huge and 150 trucks are parked there.”

Accusing the civic body of engaging in doublespeak, Mr Tandel added, “The BMC wants to build a 17-storey building by demolishing our one-storey market. The BMC had replied in the Bombay high court in 2017 that activities in the fish market would continue but it sanctioned the 17-storey building in the Development Plan 2034. It is injustice, and if we are forced to shift, we will protest and will stop the supply of fish to Mumbai.”

 

MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande said Mr Thackeray would meet municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi next week to discuss the issue. “There will be no injustice to the fishermen,” he said.

Tags: raj thackeray, bmc