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Practice what you preach: Some Okhla leaders do opposite, deface locality

Practice what you preach is an old saying, which is being not followed by some Okhla leaders. As you enter Batla House, you can easily spot a big hoarding written on it clean and green Okhla. The message in itself is attractive as in its heyday this portal had this as tagline.

However, the problem is in reality it is not being practice. It has been seen that the whole locality in Jamia Nagar has been defaced with such and other posters. Though putting posters on metro pillars and private properties is a crime, in Jamia Nagar a Muslim dominated locality one can get away with it for reasons best known to the authorities only.

According to a city government portal, whoever defaces any property in public view by writing or marking with ink, chalk, paint or any other material, except for the purpose of indicating the memo and address of the owner or occupier of such property, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees or with both.

Residents lamented that as elections day come nearer the walls in streets and roadsides will be plastered with posters. But the worry is that those who are talking about clean and green Okhla are themselves defacing the locality.

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