Lok Satta

Wednesday, 04 February 2009 09:37

Liquor Control Movement

Article Index
Liquor Control Movement
The Ball now is in People's Court: Dr. JP
Shedding blood to protest Liquor shop auctions
Letter to Governor
Letter to Excise Commissioner
The Ball now is in People's Court: Dr. JP
Novel protests against Liquor shop auctions
Panachayats banning liquor to Get Rs.1 lakh award
Demonstrations and sit-ins at Excise Department Golden age or era of stupor?
Women win battle against liquor shop
Lok Satta makes history by Effecting citizen arrest
Bottles broken in battle against belt shops
Lok satta volunteers to arrest belt shop owners
DR. J.P. condemns moves to promote liquor sales
Mahila Satta to rope in SHGs: Anti-Liquor Drive
Mahila Satta identifies belt shops and seeks their closure
Prakasam Women force belt shop's closure
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Bottles broken in battle against belt shops


Fifteen unauthorized liquor outlets, called belt shops, were shut down by Mahila Satta-led women in three villages of Prakasam district today.

The Mahila Satta, which has been leading a State-wide agitation against belt shops, today identified three shops in Kambalapadu village of Podili mandal, eight in Sidavaram of Konakanamitla mandal and three in Chintalapalem of Kanigiri mandal. Local village women seized the bottles in the outlets identified by the Mahila Satta and broke them.

Giving this information here today, Mrs. D. Lakshmi, State Mahila Satta Convener, said that belt shop dealers initially resisted closure but later agreed to put an end to illegal trade.

The campaign was led by Mrs. Radha Devi, Mrs. Ratna Kumari, Mrs. Paluri Lakshmi and Mr. Venkata Reddy. In Chintalapalem, a committee to restrict liquor consumption was formed. The Kanigiri Inspector of Police, to whom the Chintalapalem women had taken the seized bottles, lent a helping hand in breaking the bottles.