CITY BEATS

Report by: 
JYOTI
Port Blair
4 Jul 2018

NSUI lodges complaint against BJP Natnl. president

Along with student wing activists across the country, members of National Students Union of India (NSUI), affiliated to the Congress Party, filed a complaint at Police Station, Aberdeen on Tuesday against BJP president Amit Shah alleging that he was abusing his power as the head of the ruling party to "subvert the rule of law". Requesting the Police to register an FIR against the BJP National president, NSUI state general secretary, Mr MA Sajid, who accompanied by other members of the union, said that they will continue to raise voice against Shah's "criminality.“ Lawlessness is taking over the country as thugs and criminals are killing with impunity under the protection of BJP.  Shah was accused of manipulating electoral constituency delimitation exercise in Gujarat. He has also been implicated in murder, corruption and fake encounter cases, besides allegations of sidelining police officers investigating fake encounter cases and Gujarat riots. A recent media report  also claimed that a District Cooperative Bank of Ahmedabad with Amit Shah as Director secured deposits worth more than 745.59 crores  in just five days after the Union Government announced demonetisation in 2016,” said NSUI state general secretary demanding that police file an FIR against Amit Shah to restore common man’s faith in the system.

‘One-way’ hope for residents in city

While the traffic police is on with its drive to penalize motorists parking vehicles along arterial roads in the city, lack of attention in branch streets has turned some prominent parts of the city into hubs of unauthorised parking lots taking a toll on the urban population. After imposition of one-side parking norms for two and four-wheelers on the main roads here, motorists particularly four-wheeler owners have worked out a mechanism to park their vehicles along branch roads where traffic cops seldom keep watch. As a result, chaos, jams on branch roads in areas like Junglighat (1st Cross, 2nd Cross and 3 Cross), Supply Lane in Aberdeen Bazar and other areas like Phoenix Bay, Delanipur have become a common phenomenon.
“Branch road stretches in areas like Junglighat, Aberdeen Bazar, Phoenix Bay should be declared as one-way zone which will regulate movement of four-wheelers and two-wheelers easing congestion on roads and prevent road accidents. One vehicle parked wrongly on the branch road at Junglighat leads to traffic jam and motorists are left stranded for hours. One-day road declaration system is in practice in many countries of the world where traffic if beyond control and road stretches can’t be increased. Despite norms for four-wheeler owners to furnish their parking plans before purchase of vehicles, the rule is hardly followed in these islands and the police should go firm against offenders, who park their vehicles at unauthorised places causing inconvenience for others. Areas like Junglighat are probably the most affected by traffic congestion and the Police should implement the one-way road system in these parts of the city in the first instance before moving to others,” added the reader.