Ludhiana: Despite separate protest site was designated in city by administration and police, the protest and demonstrations continued at roads and other public places causing inconvenience to residents.
Few days ago, the Police commissioner has notified that the protest and demonstrations will be held only at GLADA ground, Chandigarh road and if any person or group will stage protest on road, strict would be taken.
On Friday also the congress leaders staged protest in Mini secretariat outside Deputy Commissioner and caused inconvenience to visitors. Though section 144 was implemented under which not more than five persons can gather at one place but the police didn’t take any action.
Few hours after the Congress protest, the traffic was blocked by dozen of taxi drivers over the minor issue of road rage. The protest by taxi drivers led to heavy traffic jam in city and to lift the protest the police have lathicharge the protestors. The Police have also slapped case against protestors for blocking road.
The strict action by police draws mixed response of city residents. However the majority of persons appreciated the action of police but some of the persons also condemned the use of cane charge for protestors.
Traffic expert Rahul Verma said that blocking road is not the solution for any problem. It is unfortunate that the people block traffic and cause problem to commuters to raise their voice.
City resident Harpreet Singh said that I have wasted two hours in traffic outside Mini secretariat. If the administration have designated the separate protest site then why the roads were blocked by people. The Police should take strict action against people blocking traffic and causing inconvenience to people.
Meanwhile some city residents take social networking sites to condemn the lathicharge on protestors. The residents view that blocking road is only remedy for people when they were not heard and police should not use force to pacify them.
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