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Is Tamil Nadu (India) condemned to go down with Tasmac liquor shops?

It is sad and distressing that Tamil Nadu government has announced in the assembly that prohibition will not be imposed in the state. Obviously, it shows that total lack of concern of the AIADMK government for the social welfare and the plight of poor women, who are the worst hit due to rapid spread of liquor habit. To say the least, this is the most irresponsible statement of the Tamil Nadu government.

The statement that it is not possible to implement prohibition  is totally unacceptable and there are many ways of doing so gradually over a period.

Recently, Nandini Voice for the Deprived ( nandinivoice.com ) organised an essay competition for college students in Tamil Nadu on the feasibility of implementation of prohibition in the state. There was good response from the college students and six of them were presented with the prizes. The useful suggestions of the college students are can be seen in the blog nandinivoice.com/blog.

The suggestions of the college students were sent to Tamil Nadu government and leaders of all political parties in the state and more than twenty newspapers, and magazines ( both English and Tamil ). So far, neither the government nor the political leaders of various parties have even acknowledged the communication and the newspapers/journals have not published the suggestions of the students.

I wonder whether everyone pay lip service to the cause of prohibition and seem to think that prohibition cannot be implemented.

With the widespread liquor habit, personal life quality of youth have been seriously disturbed, murders and violence have increased multifold and promiscuity are increasingly reported.

I am highly concerned that Tamil Nadu will go down irretrievably with the spread of liquor and growth of Tasmac shops and increase of ill gotten income for the state government through the liquor sale.

 

N.S.Venkataraman

Nandini Voice for the Deprived

Nandinivoice.com

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Comment by Balamurali Balaji on January 24, 2016 at 5:25
Sir,

Do you believe or not a satyagraha in its truest sense would bring total prohibition in the state of Tamilnadu despite all politicization of the whole issue?

- Balamurali Balaji

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