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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Mahila Satta identifies belt shops and seeks their closure


The Lok Satta Party today kicked off its campaign of identifying unauthorized liquor shops in villages and towns all over the State and writing to the Chief Minister to take steps to close them down.

In the letters being sent, women activists of the party drew pointed attention to the Chief Minister's claim in the Assembly that there were no belt shops in the State and if any one gave information about their existence the Government would shut them down.
The Mahila Satta has taken up the challenge thrown by the Chief Minister and started identifying unlicensed shops which sell liquor.

According to information received at the Lok Satta Party headquarters, the Mahila Lok Satta identified 11 unlicensed shops in Chanda Nagar area alone in Hyderabad city and 65 in four mandals of Chittoor district on the very day of its campaign.
Lok Satta Party National Coordinator Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan in a letter to the Chief Minister has sought immediate closure of belt shops, and licensed ones along highways, ban on open drinking at licensed shops and an end to illicit distillation of country liquor and 'gudumba'.In his June 22, 2007 letter, Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan pointed out that 50 lakh families in Andhra Pradesh were on the verge of ruin because of addiction to drinking. Easy accessibility to liquor is resulting in more and more taking to the bottle. The Lok Satta Party is committed to restricting liquor consumption.