Protests Intensify in Ludhiana Over Gas Factories, Villagers Boycott Elections

ByTV10 Punjab

May 27, 2024
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26 May
Sandeep Dhand Ludhiana

Protests against the installation of gas factories in Ludhiana district have been escalating over the past several days, with the situation becoming increasingly tense. Residents of Bhundari village, near Ludhiana, have taken the drastic step of boycotting the elections in response to the establishment of these factories.

In addition to Bhundari, the village of Muskabad is also witnessing significant unrest. Villagers there are staging continuous dharnas, braving the scorching heat to demand the closure of a local biogas factory. Protesters claim that the factory poses serious health risks and could have devastating environmental impacts.

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Residents argue that the emissions from the factory could lead to various diseases, affecting their quality of life. They also express deep concerns about the long-term environmental damage, fearing contamination of local water sources and degradation of air quality.

Local leaders and environmental activists have joined the villagers in their protests, calling for immediate government intervention. They urge the authorities to prioritize the health and safety of the community over industrial development.

As the protests gain momentum, the district administration faces mounting pressure to address the grievances of the villagers and find a resolution to the growing conflict.