Maharashtra bookseller sleeps on pothole to protest highway situation

Aurangabad, September 14

A bookseller in Aurangabad in Maharashtra slept on a pothole to focus on the pathetic situation of roads in Marathwada’s largest metropolis and a video of his act quickly went viral on social media.

Mirza Abdul Qayyum, who additionally teaches youngsters Urdu and Marathi, informed PTI on Monday that the situation of roads had gone from unhealthy to worse with the onset of monsoon, and the administration was not doing sufficient to present folks reduction.

“I am a bookseller and Urdu teacher by profession. But I am also interested in social work so wanted to highlight the bad condition of roads in Aurangabad city. I have seen people trip and fall in this pothole routinely,” he mentioned.

The website of his agitation on Sunday was a pothole simply in entrance of his bookshop within the metropolis’s Kaisar Colony space.

“While the administration checks shops to see if they are taking precautions in view of the coronavirus outbreak, it is doing little in such matters,” he claimed. PTI

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