Three protesting vendors jumped into river Jhelum to attempt suicide

Three street vendors attempted suicide on Saturday while protesting against the authorities for not allowing them to sit on the road sides to carry out their business.

Sources said that scores of vendors held protest to press their demands. However the protests turned violent and three among them jumped into the River Jhelum to attempt suicide.

However many people immediately swung into action and saved these street vendors. The injured venders were rushed to SMHS hospital.

The protesters said that the traffic department and SMC department had asked them to vacate the footpaths but they have not any option where they can earn.

“If government is not willing to provide us space at footpaths, let it provide us some alternative place in the city where we can earn livelihood from vending,” the protesting vendors said.

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