Profile - 2006
January 2006: People's Action scores when its President is selected among the people who have impacted Delhi in 2005 through their leadership and activism by mainline media house Times of India. Sanjay Kaul is credited with bringing the normally somnolent middle class on to the roads to protest and for federating the Resident Welfare Associations into a powerful lobby for the first time.
February 2006: In Delhi , People's Action intervened in the chaos created by the Supreme Court's sudden orders on the growing commercialization of residential colonies and illegal constructions. The spate of sealings and demolitions that followed was given a ‘Traders versus RWAs' twist by media and some politically affiliated groups. People's Action argued for the principle of self-discipline as a means of solving the crisis asking all those who had transgressed the law to self-correct and offering a time bound plan to allow traders to re-establish themselves in pre-determined areas.
March 2006: People's Action organized a conference between URJA group heads and members of the organsiation leading the traders protests, the Confederation of All India Traders [CAIT], where we collectively tried to emphasise that all traders in Delhi were members of RWAs themselves and sought to bring the two sides closer in an attempt to find solution that served everyone's purpose.