Ludhiana: Graffiti walls at the Sherpur area of the city are being defaced by the politicians of city but Municipal Corporation Ludhiana is not taking any action against defaulters for defacing the graffiti walls, which is an illegal act.
The politicians are taking the liberty over it and in the coming months near elections most of politicians would practice this action in the city if they would not be dealt with strictness by MCL.
Last Municipal Corporation Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori had recommended registration of the FIR against the politicians whose posters would be seen in the graffiti. But the concerned authorities have not taken any action and notice of the political posters on the graffiti, which was done with hard work by artists and the companies spent the money on it.
The Municipal Corporation Ludhiana has got graffiti art done at various locations in the city and it had been praised by everybody but at certain locations posters carrying advertisements has defaced walls.
The field staff of MCL after checking at these locations informed that at the Gill Bridge and Dugri Chowk the graffiti work has been spoiled with posters. Similarly, at iron grills of Jagraon Bridge, Dholewal Chowk posters and Sherpur chowk the political posters on the graffiti could be seen. Sherpur chowk area residents and shopkeepers protested about the spoiling of the graffiti in their area walls.
It is clear violation of section 123 Punjab Municipal Corporation Act 1976 and Defacement of Property Act 1977. The MCL Commissioner has recommended stringent action against the defaulters because it is not only defacing the city walls but also demoralising the artists and private firms who are supporting this cause.
MCL authorities in their last written message warned defaulters that defacement of graffiti will not be tolerated at any cost so, I have recommended FIR against such defaulters. They are putting lots of efforts in beautifying the city walls and under bridges with graffiti art and they will not let it spoil.
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