The local unit of the All-India Mahila Sanskritik Sanghatan (AIMSS) has urged the district administration to take steps against surrogate advertisements promoting liquor, obscenity and other social evils.

An AIMSS delegation submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Sameer Shukla here on Wednesday and brought to his notice how such advertisements mislead the people, especially the youth and teenagers.

“The district administration should direct officials to remove them. Besides, video parlours and internet centres should be regularly inspected,” the memorandum said.

They demanded steps to ensure proper safety for women at workplaces and educational institutions. The sale of liquor near residential areas, educational institutions, and places of worships should be banned, the memorandum said. Their other demands are intensifying police patrolling, installing CCTV cameras at public places and police stations, prohibiting eve teasing at schools, colleges, and malls, opening of cells at educational institutions and universities to receive complaints about eve teasing or sexual harassment, and setting up a round-the-clock helpline to help women and children.

Memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner