Ban all sorts of construction on Tawi river: Sharma

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 15: The convenor of Tawi Andolan, Advocate Chander Mohan Sharma, has called for immediate ban on all sorts of construction or repair of the illegally constructed houses and cattle sheds constructed in and on the sides of river Tawi at Bikram Chowk Jammu.
While addressing a gathering of Tawi Andolan activists, he said that after taking intensive tour of the areas located on the both sides of river Tawi that damage caused to the properties of the residents of these localities is all due to illegal construction and structures on the basin of the river.
Inspite of number of warnings by the concerned Government authorities, these unplanned structures were not removed, Sharma added.
Sharma called upon the Tawi Andolan activists to be vigilant and agitate against all such activities in and around the river.
Others prominent persons present included P C Sharma, Chander Sharma, Girdhari Lal, Mitu Rajput, Shilpi Verma, Anju Dogra, BN Sharma, M K Zoshti, Sunita Kher, Prof Bhardwaj etc.