Madurai Bureau

TIRUNELVELI: Demanding the immediate closure of IMFL retail outlets across the State, members of Pattali Makkal Katchi staged a demonstration here on Saturday.

The protesters, comprising a good number of women cadres, raised slogans against the Tamil Nadu Government for its involvement in liquor trade.

Liquor, besides triggering cultural degradation in the State, had destroyed the future of Tamil youths, the protesters said.

State deputy general secretary of the party A. Mohanraj participated.

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The women’s wing of PMK staged a demonstration in front of the office of Revenue Divisional Officer here. They urged the government to close shops selling Indian-Made Foreign Liqour (IMFL) in the State.

According to them, alcohol consumption affects family life and leads to crime and goonda activities. Relationship between husbands and wives was turning sour in families where menfolk were addicted to booze.

Alcoholism had led to increase in road accidents and cases of cirrhosis, insomnia and depression, besides breakdown in family connections even in conservative homes.

Senior office-bearers of the women’s wing, M. Sivakumari, A. Rani, A. Santha and M. Muthumari, addressed the protesters.

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