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India: Bandra residents scriptwriter Salim Khan and actress Waheeda Rehman oppose toilet on promenade

Waheeda Rehman (L) and Salim Khan are reportedly unhappy because the toilet is located near their houses. Photograph: (Others)

WION Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Apr 20, 2017, 11.06 AM (IST)

Residents of Mumbai's Bandra area, including scriptwriter Salim Khan and veteran actress 
Waheeda Rehman, are demanding that a public toilet installed on the Bandstand promenade in suburban Bandra be shifted. 

Ironically, Salim Khan’s son and Bollywood actor Salman Khan was roped in by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai last year to promote its campaign against open defecation.

Salman's NGO `Being Human' is currently supporting the cause.

Salim Khan is reportedly unhappy because the toilet is being installed near his house.

"It's not that we are opposing installation of toilet blocks at Bandstand. We support this move. But if the toilet is built in the middle of promenade, there will be a mess and it will create nuisance," Salim Khan told reporters, PTI reported. 

Rehman too has reservations about the toilet. 

"Yes, I have...Signed a petition launched by local people (against the toilet)," Rehman told PTI.

The Bandra Bandstand Walkers and Users Forum has filed a complaint with the civic body regarding the toilet block.

"I support the cause of building toilets, but with proper planning. Civic officials are installing toilets by violating the norms brazenly and constructing them on footpaths. MCGM is even building a toilet on a pavement outside Khar telephone exchange which doesn't have sewerage connection," Asif Zakaria, a local corporator told PTI.

(WION with inputs from PTI)

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