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Bhatkal: Rural public of Shirali Gram panchayat strongly opposed introduction of wine shop offered by Mysore Sales International Limited in Padu Shirali.
On Friday evening, public in large numbers from different organizations of Women and Youth gathered at Sharda River’s Naamdhari Hall, protesting against the sale of liquor and chanted slogans.
The Protestors said, Mysore Sales International limited has been trying to launch a liquor shop in Padu Shirali, and the search for the site to start the shop was underway.
With the introduction of liquor shop, the society will be adversely affected, thereby endangering public peace, and the lives of poor farmers and workers living in the locality, alleged public.
Protesters accused saying that, it will create problems in their lives. Further said, ‘Religious activities keep on happening in this area, we cannot simply let the liquor store to continue its launch being a danger to our primary schools, places of worships and educational centers.’
Seeing the protest, Excise Commisioner Raj Shekhar and Deputy Commisioner Anand reached the location with their staff and assured protesters that the authorities would look into the matter.
Speaking on the occasion, Excise commissioner said that public should not only oppose government liquor outlets but they should also try to restrict the sale of liquor by illegal means.
Protestors warned the authority not to allow liquor shop to open in the area.
On this occassion, Bengre Gram panchayat president Ram Chandra Naik, Former president Janardhan Naik, Manjunath Grastarmane, Govind Naik, Ganpati Naik, Malti Nayak, Sushila Naik, Laxshmi Naik and Savita Naik were also present.