Qureshi for removal of sketches of Gandhi’s specs from garbage strewn places

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Sep 2018 11:48:31



Staff Reporter


Vice-President of State Congress Committee, Badruddin Qureshi and President of Durg District Rural Congress, Tulsi Sahu on Tuesday have jointly handed over a memorandum to Collector Durg, Umesh Agrawal to press the demand for removal of Mahatma Gandhi’s photographs and the sketches of his specs being used as logos at Sulabh toilets and other garbage strewn dirty places, where people habitually urinate. Qureshi insisted for the immediate removal of sketches of Gandhi’s specs and his photographs from Sulabh toilets of 12500 trains, traversing from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, and being used for urinating or defecating by more than 30 lakh passengers every day.

Qureshi has informed that the Public Interest Litigation (WP PIL No117 of 2016) dated 8/12/2016 was filed by him. “Considering my appeal, the learned judges have directed the Chief Minister and Central Government for initiating immediate measures in this context, and to inform the judiciary regarding their implementation. Upper Chief Secretary, M.K.Ravat from State Government on 3/1/2017 and D.D.Singh, Secretary from General Administration on 6/1/2017 issued notification to all collectors in the state, CEOs from District Panchayats and Urban Bodies for displaying Mahatma Gandhi’s photographs and the sketches of his specs only at the respectable places. In the same manner, all the concerning officers from state governments were issued directives for immediate removal of the photographs and sketches of specs should be removed from the dirty garbage strewn places while retaining the notification issued on 23/3/2017.”

“But still at several places in Durg, including the walls of PWD, Central Cooperative Bank at Patel Chowk, the photograph of Mahatma Gandhi and sketches of his specks are being displayed at garbage dumping places. If they are not removed with immediate effect, District Congress Committee will launch a vehement agitation”, warned Qureshi. He also informed that the collector has already issued orders for removing the Gandhi’s photographs and sketches of his specs from disrespectable places.

Congress leaders accompanying Qureshi were: Keshav Choube, Javed Khan, Arun Sisodia, M.L.Gour, B.L.Malviya, Sujit Sao, Nilesh Choube, Islam Khan, Prabhunath Mishra, Amarnath Yadav, Rajjan Akil and others.