Staff Correspondent

GULBARGA: Members of Gulbarga taluk unit of Kannada Sene staged a protest in front of the house of Gulbarga North MLA Qamar-ul-Islam on Friday over dumping of garbage in and around Chor Gumbuz in Gulbarga city.

In a memorandum to Mr. Islam, protesters said that Gulbarga City Corporation workers were dumping garbage in and around Chor Gumbuz, a historical monument, and setting it on fire. Smoke emanating from the burning wastes had affected the health of residents in Devi Nagar, Santosh Nagar and Gandhi Nagar, they said.

Mr. Islam assured the protesters that a solution would be found to the problem after the new Commissioner of the corporation assumed charge.