CPIM holds protest at upcoming controversial forest colony project

Shimla: The upcoming controversial high end gated colony in a forest area saw a protest staged at the construction site by Communists Party of India – Marxists (CPIM) cadres, who were demanding stopping of work and an impartial inquiry into the project.

Led by CPIM state secretariat member Kuldeep Singh Tanwar, the protest started with a protest rally from Kanlog to the project site at Beer Khana, where a public meeting was held.

Alleging that Bamloe Constructions was a front for one of country’s biggest realtors DLF, Tanwar accused BJP leaders of conniving with the builders.

“The builders have violated all norms and cut dozens of trees without obtaining any sanction from a competent authority,” he said.

The party has asked the government as to why it did not apply its mind while granting permission to construct a road in a forest area.

“The government and MC Shimla have been extremely opaque in allowing construction of this housing project,” said the CPIM leader.

“While people of the area do not get permission to cut even a single tree that many a times even become dangerous to houses and human lives but permission was granted to mow down scores of trees at one go for this project,” he added.

Accusing BJP leaders and MC officials of acting as agents of builder companies, Tanwar said that where as the common citizen is not given clearances for constructing ownership houses for years but this apartment project was approved within a day.

On a complaint filed by Sameer Yadav, manager Paralise Contraction, police have registered a rioting case against CITU and SFI workers about damage to their property and obstructing construction work at the contentious site.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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