Azad Hawkers' Union has called for a strike in January 24 to demonstration against the injustice meted to be able to them by the police and the Brihanmumbai City and county Corporation (BMC). The union, which has a durability of more than 1 ) 25 lakh hawkers inside the city, claimed that the authorities department plus the BMC with each other extort almost Rs1, 1000 crore by hawkers to allow them to do business. " More than 55, 000 hawkers will take towards the streets in Thursday demanding regularising of the people hawkers who have are doing business on streets since 1988 and their names are mentioned in the review carried out by Tata-Yuva on behalf of the BMC, вЂќ said Dayashankar Singh, director of the union. Out of the above 4 lakh hawkers inside the city, you will find only twenty six, 000 licenced ones. Singh said the hawkers were being charged daily fees and given invoices from 1988 to 98. The BMC also gave them permits during this period yet later this stopped currently taking licence charges. " We all will require that such hawkers, who also are more than 1 lakh, be regularised and be let in in hawking zones, вЂќ said the hawkers' union leader. Singh added this would just increase the BMC's revenue legitimately than the damaged civic officials and police pocketing it as morceaus. These bribes run into numerous crore. The sudden actions against hawkers is a storyline, said the union. " With the FDI policy accepted by the country, the hawkers who run a parallel economic climate have become an eyesore to get the government. A lot of multinational companies want to invest in retail outlets of daily necessities but they want hawkers away, вЂќ stated Singh, blaming the BMC, state government as well as the Centre because of not implementing National Hawkers' Coverage in Mumbai. " We certainly have filed a contempt request against the govt in the Supreme Court but the matter can be pending to get a year as well as the hearing adjourned several times, вЂќ said Singh.