Gandhian S.K. Sasi Perumal of Makkal Madhuvillakku Iyakkam has appealed to the district administration to implement the High Court judgement and remove all the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) liquor outlets located along the State and National Highways.
Accompanied by his supporters, he submitted a petition to Collector M. Karunagaran during the public grievances meeting held at the Collectorate on Monday.
In his petition, he said that the Madras High Court had given a judgement that no liquor outlets should be located within 100 metres of the highways and fixed a deadline of March 31, 2013, to remove them.
However, the activist said that some outlets were still functioning on Big Bazaar Steet, Tiruchi Road (near Sungam), Sathi Road and 100 Feet Road.
Mr. Sasi Perumal had launched an awareness campaign in the city on April 6 for total prohibition. He planned to undertake the campaign across the State and culminate it in Chennai on January 30, 2014.
The Swami Vivekanandar Narpani Mandram has requested the district administration to remove all Tasmac outlets located near educational institutions and places of worship.
Its president CSG Jalendharan submitted a petition to the Collector stating that liquor outlets were functioning near Patteswarar temple in Perur, which was causing unnecessary hassles for devotees.
Hold elections fairly
Farmers from Vellalur have requested the district administration to ensure that the elections to the Vellalur Cooperative Society (K-721) are conducted fairly.
A group of farmers led by A. Kanagaraju submitted a petition to the Collector stating that elections had been slated for April 19 and the date for filing the nominations was April 9. The farmers alleged that certain political parties were indulging in violence and trying to rig the elections in their favour. They requested the district administration to deploy police forces and ensure security.