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Women vandalise liquor vend in Panchkula

The protesters sloganeered against the liquor vend and government, and made the vend drop the shutter. The protest continued for an hour.  

punjab Updated: Apr 25, 2017 11:36 IST
HT Correspondent
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Protesters vandalising the newly­-opened liquor shop near Saketri village of Panchkula.(Anil Dayal/HT Photo)

In a protest that lasted for an hour, a number of women of Saketri village on Sunday vandalised the liquor vend opened on the entry to Panchkula from Kishangarh in Chandigarh. The women said that the vend was on the main road of Saketri and women feel unsafe passing it by.

The protesters sloganeered against the liquor vend and government, and made the vend drop the shutter. The protest continued for an hour.  

The protesters uprooted the tin sheet boundary wall of the vend and then threw the tin sheets on the road, choking the traffic. Station house officer of Mansa Devi police station inspector Mahinder Singh and assistant commissioner of police Munish Sehgal reached the spot, pacified the protesters and the tin sheets removed from the road. Sehgal resolved the issue for now and asked the liquor vend owner to keep the shop shut and asked both the parties to meet the deputy commissioner (DC) to sort out the issue.

One of the protesters, Balbir Kaur, said, “We had gone there two days ago and warned the liquor vend owner to shut it, but he ignored. So today, we uprooted the boundary wall of the vend. Drunken men lay outside the vend, and our girls don’t feel safe passing by the vend.”

A protester Mandeep Kaur said that they had been against liquor and had protested a number of times so far, but in vain.

Kuldeep Singh of Saketri said, "On one hand, the government advertises against intoxication, but on the other hand, it is promoting liquor. When a drunk man enters a house, chaos is inevitable."

“We are giving a memorandum to the DC against it,” he said.