Indian Association appeals for grace period for mobile ice-cream vendors

SHARJAH — The Indian Association Sharjah has recently submitted a petition to His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, urging him to grant some grace period to the mobile ice-cream van vendors following a recent ban imposed on them by Sharjah Municipality.

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Published: Mon 20 Mar 2006, 10:19 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:30 PM

According to M.K. Madhavan, president of the Indian Association Sharjah, the vendors as well as the traders and their employees are in a critical situation following the sudden ban restricting them from selling ice-cream, juices and water through mobile vans in all parts of Sharjah. Since the ban, the vendors are in a fix because they have to pay a huge amount of money to their suppliers, such as cheques given against purchased goods, vehicle loans, rent for the licensing premises, employee salaries and end-of-service benefits.

“The ban affects them badly and they are in real trouble. We firmly believe that His Highness will consider their case very sympathetically on a humanitarian basis and ease the critical condition,” he said.

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