Making the bhakhra canal safe with the making railing at both its sides

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  1. Bhakhra canal

My son Anmol has been sending his responses to your petitions, i just learned from his mail. But now that he himself became a victim of the system, i feel that i can do at least this much that people should know and beware.
He drowned in the the canal that passes through Patiala, a canal that runs from Bhakhra to about 670 kms of length to rajasthan,haryana . This canal is at totally unbarricaded, alost at road level at places. Every month a number of accidents happen there and almost 50 to 60 dead bodies are claimed every week . There are many unclaimed bodies which the divers do not even bother to take out from water as they have nothing to gain . They take 40 to 50 thousand rupees to even try to find the drowned person.The body of my son was also found after 5 days with the help of army divers The five days spent by Anmol's father,our relatives and friends in this painful exercise were torturous and eye opening. The callousness of the divers for whom it is a routine matter and the indifference of the state bodies, police made us realize that there are no values and humanity . The apathy of government is also a shock for inspite of the fact that so many deaths happen , there is no effort at all to curb this.
I have lost my dear son and dont want any mother to go through this experience only because our Govt and our government agenies are insensitive . Had the canal been properly covered at sides with railings my son Anmol would have still been with us . I would not be missing him and weeping for him everyday.

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