"Government policies are wrecking the livelihoods of these people, depressing their incomes and thwarting their entrepreneurial potential. Street vendors, for example, are treated as legal offenders, as a "public nuisance" and routinely beaten and driven out of public spaces. All this is done 'legally' in the name of cleaning up the city by clearing it of 'illegal encroachments'. Our colonial municipal laws make it unlawful for anyone to vend on the streets without a valid tehbazari, which is a legal permit for stationary vending. But, getting a tehbazari from the municipality without strong political patronage and massive bribes is near to impossible."