Madurai

Illicit liquor sale affects peace in village, allege women

Women from Nadusoorangudi under Sattur Panchayat Union on Monday complained about illegal TASMAC liquor and ganja sale in the village.

The women complained to the District Collector, A. Sivagnanam, on Monday that a petty shop in the village was selling TASMAC bottles and loose liquor to the residents round-the-clock. The villagers, mostly fireworks employees, have started drinking early in the morning as the illegal sale had no specific timings unlike the TASMAC shops, the women alleged.

“Things have come to such a pitiable condition that even minor boys have started drinking. Not only do they consume liquor and pick up quarrel with their mothers, but also beat them,” said Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sattur Union secretary, S. Saroja.

“On many days, the men are driven away from the fireworks units after they are found drunk. These men who come home disappointed pick up fight with the women. Street fights have become very common here and it is only because of the illegal sale of TASMAC liquor,” she added.

The women sought the illicit sale to be curbed immediately. Similarly, ganja pedlars were also selling the contraband in the village near the tank bund, the women complained adding that it was leading to youth taking up anti-social activities.

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