Petition seeks removal of liquor shops

July 25, 2017 08:35 am | Updated 08:35 am IST -

Protest mode: Kaniyur residents at the Coimbatore Collectorate on Monday to complain about inadequate drinking water supply.

Protest mode: Kaniyur residents at the Coimbatore Collectorate on Monday to complain about inadequate drinking water supply.

Rastriya Hindu Parishad on Monday submitted a petition to the Coimbatore District Administration seeking removal of two liquor outlets near Thomas Street and T.K. Market and steps to prevent establishment of more shops in the locality.

The outfit’s district vice president P. Dhandapani said in his petition that shop 1711 on Thomas Street was near a temple and also close to shop 1725, which was near Plague Mariamman Temple. The people of the locality were opposed to the presence of shops and had represented to the officials concerned their demand for the closure or shifting of the two shops.

In this backdrop, they were given to understand that the Tasmac administration had planned to set up another shop.

Free flow of liquor

Tamilnadu Vivasayigal Sangam (farmers’ association) submitted a petition urging the District Administration to look into the free flow of liquor in Karumathampatty.

The association said that not far away from the Prohibition Enforcement Wing police station in the area, illegal sale of liquor was rampant in that people bought liquor from Tasmac outlets and sold those at twice or thrice the maximum retail price. Door delivery of the liquor also took place for a premium.

‘Ensure equitable

supply of water’

The residents of Kaniyur Panchayat petitioned the district administration demanding improved drinking water supply. The residents said the Tamilnadu Water and Drainage Board officials supplied water from Pilloor scheme once in 20 days. The water the TWAD Board supplied was from the Chinniyampalayam main line. The water line passed through Mailampatti, Neelambur, Arasur, Madhappur and a few other villages. Of those, Arasur, Neelambur and a few other villages were under a different administrative control and their village, Kaniyur, was under the Palladam sub division. This difference in administrative control, perhaps, played a role in supply of water, they said and wanted the district administration to ensure equitable supply of water.

Self-immolation bid

Sulur resident Saravanakumar (40) and his family attempted immolation at the Collectorate when they went there to submit petitions demanding free house site (patta). The police men on duty overpowered them and took away the kerosene bottles they carried.Saravanakumar said he had been fighting for a free house site from the Government for the past couple of years and his petitions to the district administration had not yielded favourable result. On a couple of occasions in the past too he had attempted immolation, police sources said.

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