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Fraser Town Residents Urge Ban On Annual Ramzan Food Fair

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Bengaluru’s Fraser Town Residents’ Welfare Association (FTRWA) is taking a stand against the annual food fair held during Ramzan on Mosque Road, MM Road, and surrounding areas. Concerned about the chaos and negative impacts it brings to the community, FTRWA members recently submitted a memorandum to Pulikeshi Nagar MLA AC Srinivasa, urging a ban on the upcoming fair scheduled to begin on March 12. 

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The residents of Fraser Town have been expressing their grievances about the annual Ramzan food fair for the past five to six years. However, it wasn’t until now that the Fraser Town Residents’ Welfare Association (FTRWA) took a coordinated initiative to address the longstanding issue. Doulath Rao, the FTRWA joint Secretary.

We have lost serenity of our area': Fraser Town residents seek ban on food  fair

Source: DH

Spearheading the movement is Saud Dastagir from FTRWA, who initiated the campaign last year to ensure decisive action before this year’s Ramzan. Dastagir argues that the fair does more harm than good, citing road congestion, environmental pollution, and health concerns, particularly among children due to what he describes as “unhygienic” food preparation. Additionally, he pointed out that crimes tend to spike during the fair period, recounting incidents like a cylinder blast that disrupted the movement of ambulances last year.

Ramzan Food Mela: Residents say no to Ramzan food mela on Mosque Rd  Bengaluru: Fraser Town's famed food mela during the month of Ramzan has met  with stiff opposition from residents |

Source: TOI

With over 3,500 signatures gathered from concerned residents, FTRWA is making a strong plea to ban the fair and address its associated issues. The residents are not merely expressing discontent but are actively engaging with local authorities to find a resolution. During a meeting with Pulakeshinagar MLA AC Srinivasa, FTRWA members presented their memorandum, detailing the adverse effects of the fair on the community. MLA Srinivasa reportedly assured the residents that he would carefully consider their concerns and take necessary action to address the issues raised in the memorandum.

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