Hyderabad: Footpath ‘mamool raj’ preponderates at Charminar market
Hyderabad: The path ‘Mamool Mafia’, running around Charminar is unpleasant inadequate day-to-day street-side hawkers. Several numerous hawkers on the Nayapul– Charminar stretch are being bothered by the mafia. This unlawful task is enhancing day-by-day in among the significant markets, ‘Charminar market’, in theOld City Hawkers stated mafia gangs are gathering Rs 200 and also even more a day from each; if they reject to pay, the jerks bother them.
Over 4,000 hawkers, consisting of minors, operate on roadways resulting in Charminar, near and also around the monolith, consisting of Laad Bazar, Gulzar Houz, Shalibanda, Pathergatti,Madina Building On walkways from Nayapul to Shalibanda roadside hawkers are dealing with harassment.
According to trustworthy resources, jerks and also pehalwans (mafia) are obtaining ‘mamools’ or security cash from the hawkers. There more than 8-10 gangs which have actually separated their areas on the Nayapul– Charminar stretch. The gangs accumulate cash from each hawker daily or once a week (Rs 200 and also over) depending upon the hawker’s company.
Sources stated typically storekeepers in the Charminar market stretch offer some room to hawkers to park their stands or pushcarts to do company before the store and also accumulate a minimal quantity as rental fee. This cost or a lease can vary in between Rs 100 and also Rs 200, rising to Rs 500 in some areas, depending upon the item the hawker markets and also where the store lies. Hawkers are being required to pay cash to store owner as rental fee as well as additionally to the mamool gangs.
“Shopkeepers are collecting a small fee for allowing us to peddle goods in front of their shops. But these gangs are collecting money in the name of protection. If we don’t pay or delay the payment they harass us and not allow us to park our stand or a pushcart at the spot,” stated Jahangir, a hawker atCharminar
Moreover, in the market stretch where no stores lie and also hawkers park their stands and also pushcarts, they are being billed massive quantities by the mamool gangs. “Depending on what goods the hawkers sell, the gangs ask them the mamool. One has to pay them protection money. There is no other way. The hawker has to pay the amount daily or weekly sometimes. When we are unable to pay, they abuse and threaten us. There is none to listen to our problems,” stated a hawker on the problem of privacy. He stated “they had a strong-armed youths who extort money from us.They also manage the police.”
Each day, after paying out room rental fee and also mamool, a hawker that inhabits a great area can take house in between Rs 800 and also Rs 1,200. And at some areas, hawkers typically deal with loss after paying rental fee and also mamool. “Most times we face hardships to meet daily expenses. We make enough money on some days, specially on weekends,” stated a hawker.
A couple of months back, Charminar MLA Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, together with corporator Syed Sohail Quadri, saw the market and also asked hawkers not to pay any kind of mamool. Recently numerous cases were reported in themarket There was a battle in between the mamool mafia and also hawkers. The police had actually additionally signed up an instance; some gang participants were sent out to remand.