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Purihasa villagers agitate against liquor trade, seek ban

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Jamshedpur: Demanding ban on liquor, a large number of villagers of Purihasa situated under Sundernagar police station area put up a demonstration before the office of the deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum on Friday. They comprised a considerable number of women. They were led by Bhokta Hansda, village head of Purihasa Gram Sabha.

The agitators alleged that the district administration had done nothing to fulfill their demand for a complete ban on the distillation and sale of liquor in and around their village. They said the non-fulfillment of their demand would lead to further agitation in the area.

Hansda said the villagers were totally against the sale of liquor in and around the village as it was adversely affecting households. He said tipplers and bootleggers had made the lives of innocent villagers, especially women and children, very difficult.

The agitators gave a deadline of 15 days to the district administration to take steps to ensure ban on distillation and sale of liquor in their area. They also handed over a memorandum signed by 160 villagers to the deputy commissioner Amit Kumar.

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