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Residents tonsure heads to protest against poor roads in Rewa

In a unique protest against poor road connectivity, residents have tonsured their heads in Mangawan in Rewa district. They have also threatened to commit self-immolation.

india Updated: Aug 27, 2014 16:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

In a unique way of protest against poor road, nearly two dozen persons tonsured their heads in Mangawan in Rewa, 536 km east from here.

Local residents, who are facing the problem of poor roads for the last few months, were demanding the construction of the road between Rewa and Mangawan town. But, the contractor had refused to construct the road as the company got the tender only for the construction of the bypass.

The bypass road is being constructed on a four-lane road between Rewa and Mangawan at National Highway-7. Mangawan Nagar Panchayat vice-president Arvind Mishra said, "The roads were in bad shape for the last few months. Due to potholes, the road is turning into an accident zone but instead of constructing a road, the administration passed the tender for bypass road."

Jan Ekta Sanghthan (JES) president Luvkush Pandey said, "If the construction of road doesn't start in three days, we would observe hunger strike and commit self-immolation." The local residents have handed over memorandum to Tehsildar about their demand.

First Published: Aug 25, 2014 19:46 IST