Hyderabad: Despite restriction, sale of tangus goes unrelenting in market
Hyderabad: With the upcoming Makar Sankranti, event of kites, the prohibited sale of Chinese manja (glass-coated string) additionally referred to as tangus manja has once more unrelenting throughout the city’s kite markets in Begum Bazaar, Hussainialam, Dhoolpet as well as Mangalhat locations. The need for Chinese manja remains to skyrocket as the kite-flying gets to an optimal in the period of Sankranti.
Despite the restriction, there has actually not been any type of reprieve in the sale of prohibited Chinese manja amongst stores as well as kite leaflets in the city. The manja is conveniently readily available in the market, although the police heightened the search as well as made apprehensions to make sure the marketing of Chinese manja. However, in the past, there have actually been a number of occurrences in which both people as well as birds have actually dealt with deadly injuries as a result of tangus manja.
Recently, the Hyderabad Task pressure as well as City Police jailed an individual for marketing Chinese manja in the city as well as took thousands of packages worth Rs 12 lakh after raiding a kite store nearCharminar
The custom of flying kites throughout Makar Sankranti is a custom of over 4 centuries. But individuals flying kites with the prohibited Chinese manja has actually been triggering injuries as well as fatalities amongst birds as well as humans. The Chinese manja is constructed from nylon or artificial string as well as is treated with glass as well as steel to make it sharper.
According to investors as well as store owners, tangus manja is more affordable as well as sturdy as contrasted to various other string specifically cotton string. Though it is prohibited, individuals like just tangus manja. “With the sale of Chinese manja, the business of vendors who do not sell Chinese gets affected naturally as people people to but manja which is much durable and cheaper compared to the normal manja that we sell,” claimed Ramlal, a storekeeper atDhoolpet
However, othere investors declare that also if Chinese manja was prohibited in 2016, however still it is being produced as well as marketed throughout the event. The authorities need to quit making prohibited string. “Even after being aware that it is hazardous, still there is a huge demand for synthetic thread from the public. If they do not find it in our shop, they purchase it in other shops. We lose out in the sale of kites and other items during festival,” states kite-sellers.
The prohibited Chinese manja, expenses in between Rs 200 to Rs 500 for a reel of 4,000 metres. The factor behind individuals making use of Chinese manja is that it is is much more sturdy when kites obtain knotted in battles as well as additionally since cotton manja is much more costly. The cotton manja is constructed out of pure cotton string as well as a great deal of workmanship is required in making the manja.
As per the Greater Hyderabad Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GHSPCA), over 400 birds have actually been harmed as a result of the tangus manja given that 2017. Meanwhile, the Telangana Forest Department has actually routed the police division to watch on the manufacture, sale as well as use Chinese manja. The police have actually additionally begun performing search procedures at the string making firms as well as kite markets.