BBMP wakes up, finally; removes obscene hoarding

BBMP wakes up, finally; removes obscene hoarding

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 2016-05-22 17:50 Bengaluru: After Bfirst reported about the provocative hoardings put up by a clothing company at Trinity Circle in the city, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) brought down the hoarding besides issuing notice and penalising the company for violating several laws.The distasteful hoarding, which featured a scantily clad model with the tag line ‘What an Ass’, has now been replaced with a cellphone ad.Speaking to bfirst, Lakshmi Devi, Joint Commissioner, BBMP advertisBfirement department (east) said, “When we got a complaint from bfirst on May 18 around 8.30 pm, I immediately called-up revenue officials and asked them to check the hoarding and remove it.”Acting on the directions of Lakshmi Devi, Nagraj, Assistant Revenue Officer, BBMP revenue department (East) along with other revenue officials went to the spot and removed the hoarding. “We removed the hoarding and have also issued notice to the clothing company for violating laws and imposed a penalty on them. We don’t want such hoardings to come up again,” said Nagraj.Nikita Jain, a student, who was livid at the hoarding, said, “A woman should be allowed to wear what she wants but I am against companies portraying women as a commodity. They should be careful about the words they use in the advert.”Another resident who found the hoarding distasteful Meghana G, a resident of Kasturi Nagar, said, “I was born and brought up in Bengaluru. Earlier, we would see obscene movie posters pasted on the walls, but it was stopped. Now various companies are coming up with these kind of hoardings. Civic body officials should be aware of the hoardings being put up in the city. They should not allow such hoardings to come up just to make money.”