With increasing incidents of footwear missiles targeting politicians, a citizens' group in this city has asked voters not to "hurt" politicians by hurling shoes at them but to express their opposition by voting.
The group, an assembly of citizens from various walks of life, is seen moving around the city with flags of major political parties.
They hold small corner meetings asking people not to hurl shoes at politicians.
"When a person throws his shoes, it shows his hurt and anger. But hurling shoes is not the solution. If you really want to hurt a politician, do it by using your vote against him," says Dinesh Talwar, one of the members of 'Surbhi Parivar.'
The group members tell people that politicians are members of the state legislature and Parliament "as you had voted for them.If you do not like them, vote them out."