AAP youth wing submits memorandum to deputy collector
Demanding strict implementation of complete ban on nylon manja (glass coated thread), the city unit of youth wing of Aam Aadmi Paty (AAP) met deputy collector Ravindra Khajaji and submitted a memorandum to him.
Taking into the consideration of threat to human beings as well as birds and animals, the National Green Tribunal banned use, production, storage, sale and purchase of nylon manja.
However, the Chinese and Indian nylon manjas with different names are being sold on a large scale to fly kite in the city. This thread is proving dangerous to human life. Two motorcyclists lost their lives – one in Nagpur, another in Pune – after their throats were slit by these threads. Besides, a number of birds also got injured. However, none of the concerned government departments have initiated action against its use, the AAP delegation said, adding the ban orders remain only on paper.
The festival of Makar Sankranti is nearing, when a large number of youths and elderly people too fly kites using the nylon manjas, the delegation said. In this backdrop, the district administration should ensure strict implementation of the ban. The officers should raid the shops of wholesale manja sellers, seize the stock and take action against the violators, the delegation demanded. They also stressed for massive awareness among youth.
The delegation was led by AAP youth wing Vidarbhha convenor Piyush Aakre, district co-convenor Dhiraj Aagashe, district secretary Sachin Somkuwar, animal activist Swapnil Bodhane, Nehal Barewar, Hemant Chandangir, Shreyas Jaiswal, Gaurav Kale, Anup Khadtar, Ashutosh Meshram, and others. The deputy collector assured the delegation of strict action against violators.