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Lucknow's 'Andhe Ki Chowki,' 'Langda Phatak' to be renamed after martyrs

ANI  |  Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

Municipal Corporation (LMC) has decided to rename places addressed as 'Andhe Ki Chowki' and 'Langda Phatak' in the city as these expressions are considered an affront to the differently abled people. These places will be named after the martyrs.

"It came to my notice that there are places named as 'Langda Phatak' and 'Andhe Ki Chowki' in the city. It is wrong. Earlier such names were in the use but now our has given us the word 'Divyang' for the differently abled people. We have decided to rename these places soon," said

"We will take up the matter at the meeting. These places will be renamed after martyrs," said the

It is worth mentioning that Modi in his monthly radio address-Mann Ki Baat-to the nation in December 2015 had requested the countrymen to use 'Divyang' word for the differently abled people.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 23:21 IST