Dasari Sai Kumari, affectionately known as Kumari Aunty, rose to social media stardom for her thriving food stall opposite a popular Hyderabad hotel, a venture she started in 2011. Recently, her popularity surged, resulting in the sale of nearly 100 kg of cooked rice and various non-vegetarian items.
Social media, coupled with visits from film celebrities like Sundeep Kishen, played a pivotal role in her newfound visibility. However, today, her stall faced closure at the hands of traffic police, citing congestion issues. They emphasized that the land she operated on wasn’t hers, suggesting they might have allowed her to continue if traffic problems weren’t prevalent.
The police proposed the option of pursuing legal recourse by going to court to obtain a stay on their decision. Regrettably, Kumari Aunty, a middle-class woman without political backing, lacks the time and resources for legal battles with the police system.
Her sole recourse is relocating her business, though success in a new location is uncertain. Local residents allege influential individuals instigated this action against her. Nearby hotels, concerned about their image due to social media mentions, may have influenced the decision.
Conversely, envy over her business success might be driving attempts to displace her under the guise of addressing traffic issues. There’s a sentiment against middle-class individuals growing too rapidly, attracting public and social media attention, leading to unfortunate incidents like this one. As Kumari Aunty faces the challenge of relocation, the incident highlights broader issues of power dynamics and challenges faced by grassroots entrepreneurs.
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