The members of Improvements Committee of the BMC have once again raised their voice against those people, particularly builders, who refused to sell houses to the non-vegetarian people. The corporators demanded stern action against them and also sought amendment in the concerned law. They issued warning to the BMC administration by asking them not to repeat the same proposal and sent the proposal back for reconsideration.
A proposal for cancellation of various civic permissions to the projects of builders who refuse to sell their flats to the people on the basis of their castes or eating habits was taken up in the meeting of Improvements Committee on Tuesday. When a proposal in this regard was put up in the meeting, Congress corporator Ashraf Azmi, Shiv Sena corporators Shraddha Jadhav and Kishori Pednekar strongly opposed the proposal. They rejected the clarification of the BMC administration that the civic body has limited rights as far as concerned builder’s project is situated on the private land and the victim in such cases can approach the police as the issue is related to the law and order situation.
The corporators also suggested that the said proposal should be sent back to the administration for its reconsideration. Considering the demand of corporators, Improvements Committee chairman Bala Nar returned the proposal to the BMC administration.