Change LAWDA's Name Immediately

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We believe that the name of the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority, otherwise known as LAWDA, should be changed. The reason for this has a two-fold significance. Firstly, and frankly, there has been little development in this sector and our lakes and Waterways are being irreparably damaged everyday with little hope of changing the situation without radical measures. Secondly, the acronym (read: word) LAWDA, or how it is read, means 'penis' in the Hindi language. For many people, local or tourists alike, it has become a running joke and it does not behoove a governmental department to be made fun of for trifling reasons and it is a shame that it is named so. This also leads to people making fun of  Kashmir. Thus these reasons, and others, we believe the name of the department should be changed to LAWA or something more neutral and respectful.



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