Women protest opening of liquor vend

Women protest opening of liquor vend

Women stage a protest against a liquor vend on panchayat land in Jalandhar. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 2

Women of Bath Kalan village, under the banner of Istri Jagriti Manch, protested against the opening of liquor vend on the panchayat land.

After holding protest at Mehatpur, women handed over a demand letter on the issue to Tesildar Rajinder Singh and SHO Lakhvir Singh for higher officials. The protesters demanded closure of the liquor vend as it was very close to residential area. Women alleged that taking advantage of the end of the tenure of the panchayat of the village Bath Kalan, local mafia and administration were keen on turning the village into a haven of intoxicant substances.

The protesters said while people were already facing unemployment due to the Covid lockdown, the district administration was giving an open hand to liquor mafia to misuse village lands. Bath Kalan women said they would go home to home to spread the word on the issue.

Istri Jagriti Manch state leader Anita Sandhu, panch Harmesh Kaur, Krishna Devi were among others present on the occasion.