Prohibition

New momentum

Print edition : September 04, 2015

An agitation demanding the closure of a TASMAC liquor-vending outlet at Kalingapatti in Tirunelveli district on August 1 turned violent. Photo: A. Shaik Mohideen

G. Ramakrishnan, State secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist); Vaiko, general secretary of the MDMK; Thol. Thirumavalavan, leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi; and R. Mutharasan, State secretary of the Communist Party of India; at a rally in Chennai on August 13 demanding prohibition. Photo: M. PRABHU

Students of Government Law College, Coimbatore, staging a protest in front of a liquor shop near the Lawley Road Junction in the city on August 4. Photo: M. Periasamy

Sustained protests in a village for the removal of a liquor shop and the death of a crusader against alcohol consumption there provide new energy to the anti-liquor movement in Tamil Nadu.

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