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Gurgaon: Residents of Sector 57 demand removal of liquor vend

The residents of Sector 57 said the opening of the liquor vend in the residential area has left them fearing for their security

gurgaon Updated: May 01, 2017 00:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
The residents of Sector 57 holding a road blockade on Sunday.
The residents of Sector 57 holding a road blockade on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

The residents of Samaspur village and Freedom Park Condominium in Sector 57 protested on Sunday demanding removal of a liquor vend in their locality.

The residents complained that the liquor vend so close to the residential complex has been a cause of concern for them and it has become difficult for them to move about in the area. They alleged people near the shop drink in the open and the residents often cannot step out for fear of running into them.

The protest was held at 6pm and the residents blocked roads near the village demanding removal of the liquor vend. Around 25-30 women blocked the roads venting their ire over the opening of the liquor shop in a residential area. Later, another 70-80 people joined the protest.

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“A lot of nuisance is created due to the presence of the liquor shop in the residential area. People are also drinking out in the open and the residents cannot step outdoors for fear of being confronted by them. The shop was expected to be shifted elsewhere, but it didn’t happen. We had filed a complaint with the civic agencies to take some action, but they did not do anything. We had no other option but to come out and protest today,” said Satprakash Yadav, a resident.

Another resident, Pramod Yadav said that they had been protesting against the opening of the liquor shop and even met government officials over the issue. They said the also lodged a complaint at the chief minister’s window for posting grievances.

Samaspur is considered a model village located in Sector 51.

First Published: May 01, 2017 00:10 IST