Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-10-08 17:35 Bengaluru: Is it a crime to raise voice against the wrong? It seems to be true for Sneha Nandihal, a resident of Indiranagar and the founder of ichange Indiranagar, a resident welfare organisation. For, Sneha, who has been fighting to streamline the garbage collection system in her ward, had to deal with heaps of garbage that was unloaded in her house compound by pourakarmikas. Sneha Nandihal What was her fault? Sneha had been opposing collection of waste from commercial establishments and mixing it with waste from residential areas. Since this could not be recycled, Sneha took it upon herself to fight against such bad practices. But, instead of appreciating her efforts, the pourakarimkas – on Thursday – unloaded garbage in her compound. She wrote on her FB account that she brought it to the notice of BBMP Additional Commissioner Sarfaraz Khan. As per his suggestion and Solid Waste Management guidelines, all bulk generators were moved to a BBMP empanelled vendor, who was chosen by the corporator. “Every time I attempted to streamline the system, the Corporator Anand Kumar and garbage mafia ensured that BBMP did not support us. Why because the more he collects (garbage) he gets paid more,” she wrote.When a television channel spoke to Hoysalanagar ward corporator Anand Kumar, he stated that Sneha had “insulted” a few Dalit old pourakarmika women with derogatory remarks. “This is how they would have retaliated,” he said. He went on to say that on many occasions, Sneha had abused them.But Sneha wrote that she has been working with sweepers and on last Ayudha Puja, she and other residents had gifted them safety gear.Sneha is an active resident of Indiranagar who has been striving to make positive changes in the locality.