Coimbatore

Medha Patkar slams TN govt. prohibition policy

Social activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday criticised the Tamil Nadu government for its prohibition policy.

Talking to reporters here, she said despite stiff opposition from the entire society, the Tamil Nadu government had been giving the lame excuse of a steep fall in revenue and a drop in tourist flow for not closing down TASMAC retail outlets. “These excuses are totally unacceptable and are unjust,” said Ms. Patkar, who is on a nation-wide ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Andolan’ - NMBA (addiction-free India) campaign.

About Gandhian Sasi Perumal, who died during a protest demanding total prohibition in the State, Ms. Patkar said his martyrdom had led to uprising of youth in a big way in the State.

Earlier, she visited his native village E. Mettukkadu, and laid wreath at his memorial. She released a CD on him in the presence of his wife Magilam and sons S. Vivek and S. Navaneethan. She also administered an anti-liquor pledge to the villagers.

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