Banned Chinese string on the market for Basant

  • Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
  • Updated: Jan 24, 2015 21:37 IST

The banned Chinese string is available at every kite shop in the district during Basant. Popular because of its tough but stretchable plastic, it is preferred over the domestic cotton string, even though it cuts fingers, slits throats, injures cyclists and two-wheelers, and kills birds.

The administration has failed to prevent its sale, storage, and marketing, since parents and social organisations haven't also educated children, who don't see the bad side of it.

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