Nashikites unite for ‘No Nylon Manja’ campaign

Awareness drive at signals, crowded places
Nashikites unite for ‘No Nylon Manja’ campaign

NASHIK: The sale of nylon manja has been banned by the court. This dangerous string has caused many incidents of slitting the throats of cyclists, bikers at many places in the city. Against this backdrop, Chandrakishor Patil, an environmentalist from Nashik, has launched the ‘No Nylon Manja’ campaign in an innovative way.

For this, Patil and his team have made kite replicas. It uses photos of people and birds injured by a nylon thread. These sculptures/replicas are attracting the attention of the citizens. Under this campaign, Patil and his colleagues are raising awareness at various squares and important signals in the city. On the second day of the campaign, they interacted with the citizens by carrying sculptures and posters on the signal near the City Center mall.

Trader deported

Ambad police have deported a trader who sold the banned Nylon Manja. Environmentalists in the city have welcomed the action taken by the police. It is learned that Nishant Kishor Sonkar (resident of Maharana Pratap Chowk, New Nashik) within the limits of Ambad Police Station has been deported under Section 56 (1) (a) of the Maharashtra Police Act, 1951.

This person has been deported from Nashik city and district till January 30. While the Nylon Manja (thread) is being opposed by environmentalists, now the Commissioner of Police has also ordered strict action. Deputy Commissioners are taking strict action in their respective constituencies. Glass coated Nylon Manja is still seen being sold in the city. Many people were injured, and birds have lost their lives due to crashing against Nylon Manja bites.

Therefore, as per the notification dated January 4, 2022, the sale, manufacture, storage and use of Nylon Manja has been banned in the area, including Nashik. Accordingly, under the guidance of Vijay Kharat DCP Nashik, Deputy Commissioner, Circle 2, the action was taken within the limits of Ambad Police Station.

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