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Patiala, May 6

Women in villages of Nabha are up in arms against the state’s decision to open liquor vends in the state. Wearing white ribbons on their forehead and holding placards, women held protests in many villages, including Kaidupur, Kansua, Lubana, Thuhi, Rohti Khas, on Wednesday.

Fearing a rise in the domestic violence cases, the protesters raised slogans against the state government, demanding immediate revocation of the decision.

The women were supported by activists of the Istri Jagriti Manch, who opined that opening of liquor vends would lead to a surge in domestic violence cases.

Amandeep Kaur, an activist of the Istri Jagriti Manch, said, “Why does the government wants to open liquor vends when it should be opening shops of essential commodities 24x7? It shows the priority is to generate revenue and not help the needy. The opening of liquor shops will result in spike in domestic violence cases at the hands of inebriated men.” — TNS

from The Tribune

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