Monday, March 25, 2013

Yenegunda women protest against sale of liquor

Taking a stand:Women of Yenegunda village in Aurad taluk staging a protest outside the district police office in Bidar on Saturday.— Photo: Gopichand T. Women of Yenegunda village in Aurad taluk staged a protest here on Saturday against the sale of liquor there.

They walked to the Deputy Commissioner’s office and the district police office.

They submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Superintendent of Excise before dispersing.

They said that liquor was being sold in provision stores and paan shops in Yenegunda and surrounding villages. Some people were selling it from their houses.

The protesters said it was routine for the men to get drunk and beat up women. “Men behave indecently in public. Some even steal foodgrains from their houses to buy liquor. A small village like ours, with a population under 1,000, has over 15 shops and several unlicensed outlets. All of these shops need to close if we are to prosper,” they said.