By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, Oct 19: Local Indian traders have dismantled makeshift structures set up by Tibetan sweater traders at a vegetable market in Bahadurgarh in the north Indian state of Haryana.
A large number of local traders gathered at the vegetable market and started tearing apart the sweater stores set up by the Tibetan sweater traders on Tuesday around 11am, according to a Dainik Bhaskar report on Oct 19.
The local Indian traders went berserk and dismantled the stores set up by the Tibetan sweater sellers despite pleas made by the Tibetan traders.
“Brothers, we have come here so that we can feed our children, please don’t destroy our stores. It will ruin our livelihood. We seek refuge in your city,” the report quoted Tibetan women pleading to the local traders as saying.
The city police reached the spot and rounded up 8 Indians involved in the ruckus.
“Cases have been registered against several shopkeepers under Sections 148, 149, 323 and 506 of the IPC,” Tribuneindia.com quoted City Police incharge Vishnu Prasad as saying in its report, Oct 18.
The Tibetan traders have been visiting Bahadurgarh every year and had fulfilled all formalities to set up the market.