Mumbai: HDFC bank puts 'anti-homeless' metal spikes; attracts criticism

The matter got escalated after someone took a picture of the same and posted it on social media. The same was followed by a lot of angst by people; who passed aggressive comments at the bank.

By: | Updated: 27 Mar 2018 05:03 PM
Mumbai: HDFC bank puts 'anti-homeless' metal spikes; attract criticism
Mumbai: In an attempt to fend off ‘homeless’ who take shelter outside the shops and close shutters, HDFC Bank’s Fort Branch placed metal spikes outside the bank; attracting a lot of criticism.

The matter got escalated after someone took a picture of the same and posted it on social media. The same was followed by a lot of angst by people; who passed aggressive comments at the bank.









“As others have pointed out, these anti-homeless spikes from @HDFC_Bank Fort branch are not only a depressing gesture towards Mumbai's many rough sleepers, but could also impale any pedestrian unlucky enough to trip and fall in this crowded passageway” Simon Munday, a Mumbai based journalist said.





The social media pressure therefore forced the bank officials to get the anti-homeless spikes removed within hours.





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First Published: 27 Mar 2018 04:24 PM
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