The Aman Sandesh Times

Thursday, Date: Apr 25, 2024 Time: 7:31 pm

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Mohali: The defacement of public places by illegal posters and advertisements has irked Mohali residents. The walls and pillars under flyovers, especially elevated roads, have been defaced with posters.
“Sticking posters on public places is an offence under Sections 425 and 434 of the IPC and can invite one-year imprisonment.
Residents demanded the law should frame those institutions and enterprises, which advertise through this illegal method.
Residents added either the process of defacement should be made legal so that the Municipal Corporation may earn some revenue and the residents may be relaxed from paying heavy taxes.
Sometimes MC officials can be seen removing banners, but no long-term solution seems in sight as they are back on the same places once the officials start ignoring the problem.
Electricity Poles, trees in residential area of Phase 2 and 4 can be seen defaced by illegal banners and posters. Even walls of many government offices in the city are covered with posters.
Most of the posters and advertisements bear the names and details of the institutions/individuals responsible for the defacement. But the MC has on many occasions failed to take action or penalise the culprits.
Residents stated “We urge the Municipal Commissioner, to impose heavy fines and imprisonments to those whose names are advertised on posters defacing public properties. Only then can the violators be checked from doing so.” But Who Cares????

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