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Women warn admn against liquor shop

SEVERAL WOMEN?S organisations of LIG, MIG and HIG colonies have warned the district administration against granting permission for liquor shop in the locality.

india Updated: Mar 15, 2006 00:21 IST

SEVERAL WOMEN’S organisations of LIG, MIG and HIG colonies have warned the district administration against granting permission for liquor shop in the locality.

These organisations have put up a big banner at LIG square warning the district administration that residents of these localities would be forced to take hard steps if the Government continues to neglect their requests.

Addressed to the administration, the banner carries a statement asking that the Madhya Pradesh Excise Act, 1915 be followed.

According to the Excise policy the administration cannot open any liquor shop in a particular locality if 50 per cent of the women of that area oppose liquor shops.

The residents have blamed the Government of giving more importance to revenue generation and neglecting peace and safety aspects of the people.

A member of the B-sector Rehwasi Sangh said that women do not prefer to come into the limelight because of the anti- socials visiting the liquor shop situated at LIG square, on AB Road. She told Hindustan Times that several women had staged a demonstration some time back and had to face abuses from visitors to the shop.

Local Corporator Chandu Shinde stated that the presence of the liquor shop creates inconvenience for women and children alighting from the buses that stop near the shop and that women find it difficult to visit the Gurudwara nearby due to eve-teasing.

He added that such shops and the crowd coming to the shops casts a bad impression on the minds of children. The problems faced by women increase greatly after sunset and they do not feel safe in the locality.

The MIG, LIG, HIG, Multi Storey Buildings, B-Sector, E and F Sector and Ravi Shankar Shukla Nagar Rehwasi Sangh members have submitted a memorandum to District Collector Vivek Aggarwal in this regard.