Four days after the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation cancelled its demolition drive in Gur Mandi following resistance from shopkeepers and temple authorities,a memorandum was submitted to the civic authorities on Monday.
The shopkeepers led by Mahavir Mandir Trust members held a protest from from Gur Mandi to Girja Ghar Chowk. The protest ended at MC Zone A office where they submitted their memorandum to zonal commissioner Sumit Jarangal.
Pawan Sharma,president,Mahavir Mandir Trust,said,Since 1947,our temple has been there. After some years,we made some shops from the temple area. No one from MC sent any notices to us saying that shops are illegal,and now they come here with 200 policemen to demolish our shops. This is no way to go about,and we would like to make it clear it that the temple trust is the owner of those shops. MC should coordinate with us. Zonal commissioner has assured us of a congenial way out. Meeting of both sides will be called soon.