Latest on dhalao protest: SDMC DC comes calling, listens residents' grievances
For third day in a row, agitated residents resumed their protest on Monday against unabated garbage dumping at a vacant land opposite Golf Link Residency and Samridhi Apartments in Sector 18, Dwarka.
The volunteers again sat on the spot, where vehicles illegally unload garbage, since early morning to check dumping. They kept requesting municipal staff, with folded hands, not to dump their garbage at the site. They would also try to contact concerned departments to find a way to discontinue the dumping at the site.
The indefinite sit-in forced Deputy Commissioner of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Ajay Agarwal to visit the spot and took cognizance of the matter. He spoke to the protesters in a bid to find a viable solution to the crisis.
As their repeated protest failed to bear fruits so far, the resident are determined to carry on with the agitation till they get a positive outcome. They say the dumping should immediately stop as it is detrimental to their health.
The protests began on Saturday when the residents gathered at the spot and started stopping the SDMC staffs to dump garbage.
It also led to altercations with the staff from the SDMC.
On Sunday, they upped the ante by marching from the dumping site to the residence of Leader of House in SDMC, Kamaljeet Sehrawat and held demonstration in front of her residence.
The strategy worked and Sehrawat gave them an audience. But, according to them, the meeting did not result in a positive outcome.
Hence, they decided to continue the protest on Monday.
Many senior residents are said to have written to concerned departments and public representative of the SDMC, local MLA, the Environment Minister of NCT of Delhi apprising about the situation.