MUMBAI: The state will have to water down its hawking regulatory legislation following objections from the Centre. In particular, a provision for six months' imprisonment for illegal hawking and hawking in a no-hawking zone needs to be done away with. Such offences will invite only a monetary fine.
Following objections raised by the Centre, it has been decided not to treat 'hawking in a no-hawking area' as a cognizable offence. The Centre has also directed the state to introduce certain provisions that work out to hawkers' advantage. Read more
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