Among the many types of protest, we have seen. A unique one is added to the list now, “catwalk on potholes.” A group of women from Bhopal walked a fashion show in sarees, but the ramp was potholes.  

The residents from Hoshangabad Road in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, adopted this unique approach to draw the attention of authorities towards potholes in their area. 

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Take a look at this. 

As you see in the video, the women in Danish Nagar wore sarees and navigated their way through waterlogged potholes. They made sure their demands for road repair were heard loud and clear.

The video has gone viral on social media. Women and children are walking on the roads filled with potholes, with some of them falling as well.

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Danish Nagar is regarded to be a posh area where plots were bought for higher prices three decades ago. But, there has been no development despite paying higher taxes as well, event organiser Anshu Gupta told PTI.

She further asserted,”Since our representations to authorities and elected representatives on lack of amenities have gone unheard, we organised this catwalk on the potholed and water-filled roads of Danish Nagar. If our problems are not addressed, we will not vote or pay taxes.”

However, due to heavy rains, many areas of Bhopal have been damaged, resulting in potholes and waterlogging.

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Meanwhile, Bhopal Municipal Corporation Zonal Officer Neelesh Shrivastava said that he was made aware of the protest through social media and assured that civic engineers would hold a spot inspection on 6th September. He also said that the department had not got any complaints from the residents so far. 

What are your views on this protest?