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How Okhla is getting ready to rein in stunt, rogue bikers on Shab-e-Barat

A group of people in Okhla have launched a campaign in Okhla to convince rogue Shab-e-Barat bikers to avoid creating nuisance on roads as usually is the norm for years.

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Residents said they came across several posters in the locality urging residents to avoid ruckus on the roads of Okhla during Shab-e-Barat.

This is not for the first time that efforts are being made by residents to rein in rogue bikers.

For the last three years, Okhla resident Yasir Ali has been running a campaign to convince youths from driving rashly on Shab-e-Barat and imperiling their lives.

In a FB post, he has residents to join him in the campaign so that things could be brought under control and awareness could be created among unruly youths how not to create nuisance on Shab-e-Barat.

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Besides, the Delhi Police is also ready to tackle the issue by barricading several areas to force rogue bikers to slowdown their vehicles. Delhi residents lamented that it is common to see youths riding on bikes without wearing helmet and driving in high speed at times endangering lives of others.

“We urge residents to avoid driving in high speed in the night. Rather than spending time on roads they should spend time in mosques,” said youth leader Sarwar Iqbal Khan.

Moreover, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi too has issued message announcing zero tolerance towards rogue and stunt bikers on Shab-e-Barat.

“The sacred night of Shab-e-Barat is an occasion for families to pray and think of their departed family members. It has been observed in the past that this occasion has been misused by young bikers causing mayhem and chaos on the streets of Delhi. At times it has caused fatal accidents resulting in loss of precious lives. This appeal is to the young men and to their parents to desist from any such behaviour that could be deemed as a nuisance to others or that could cause traffic disruptions,” said the L-G in his appeal.

“The Delhi Police will be making elaborate arrangements to maintain law and order. I appeal to all religious leaders, Residents’ Welfare Associations and parents to advise the young to observe the occasion solemnly. There will be zero tolerance to any unlawful behaviour during the night of Shab-e-Barat that will commence from 9:00 PM on May 11, 2017 till 6:00 am on May 12, 2017,” read the appeal.

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