Protests against liquor legalisation persist

Protests against liquor legalisation persist

TMB Report  

Imphal: Demanding the government to roll back the Cabinet decision taken on September 20 that lifted prohibition on sale of liquor in the State, Coalition Against Drugs & Alcohol (CADA) in association with local women’s organisations continued to stage mass sit-in-protests in different areas of the State.

Chaokhat Thourang Apunba Nupi Lup, Chongabi, Turel Awang Kagup Meira Paibi and CADA Imphal East District Committee staged a protest
demonstration at Kongba Chongabi Multipurpose Hall on Friday demanding revocation of the Cabinet decision that legalises sale and brewing of liquor in the State. The protesters also shouted various slogans denouncing the government’s move.

Chaokhat Thourang Apunba Nupi Lup Secretary Seram Tamna strongly denounced the government’s move to legalise liquor at a time when many youths of the State are severely affected by consumption of liquor. She questioned if the government’s decision to legalise liquor would be the reward for the hard effort of the mothers who spent many sleepless nights to prohibit liquor.

A similar protest was also held at Govindagram Makha Leikai Keithel
jointly organised by Yaipha Lamjing Women Welfare Association
Govindagram Makha Leikai and CADA Imphal West District Committee.
Yaipha Lamjing Women Welfare Association Secretary Namoijam
Ningolleima urged the government to review the Cabinet decision that came as a shocker to mothers of the State.

Lairenjam Apunba Meira Paibi Lup and CADA also staged a sit-in-protest at Lairenjam Bokul Makhong protesting against legalisation of liquor.

Another protest was also staged at Takyel Khongbal organised by Takyel
Khongbal Women Welfare Association and CADA.

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