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Activist Afroz Shah says CM Fadnavis to support Versova clean-up drive

Shah has suspended his drive after alleging that a few goons had thrashed him for cleaning up a pile of garbage

ANI  |  Mumbai 

Afroz Shah
Shah, who has suspended his drive, which he started two years ago, after alleging that a few goons had thrashed him for cleaning up a pile of garbage, held a meeting the chief minister on Thursday. Photo: @CMOMaharashtra (Twitter)

Lawyer and activist said on Thursday that Maharashtra Chief Minister has assured support for the suspended clean-up drive.

Shah, who has suspended his drive, which he started two years ago, after alleging that a few goons had thrashed him for cleaning up a pile of garbage, held a meeting with the chief minister on Thursday. 

Shah said Fadnavis has assured that security would be provided to stop heckling of volunteers.

Fadnavis also expressed interest in joining the campaign, Shah said.

Shah had started the campaign in October 2015 and has reportedly removed over five million kg of trash from the beach.

The movement became the world's largest beach clean-up drive and even received recognition from the after it was awarded the award in 2016. 

First Published: Fri, November 24 2017. 09:13 IST
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