Close liquor shops in residential areas: Swaraj Abhiyan

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New Delhi, Aug 10: Attacking the AAP government over increasing liquor permits in Delhi, Swaraj Abhiyan, an organisation led by Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, today demanded closure of alcohol shops in residential areas.

Holding a public hearing in Kolta Mubarakpur, an area where locals have been protesting against a liquor shop, Bhushan demanded that places where residents are opposed to liquor shops in their areas should be done away with.

Close liquor shops in residential areas'

Anupam, Swaraj Abhiyan's media coordinator said that if the shop is not closed then the organisation will hold protests against the Delhi government over its liquor policy.

Bhushan said that under the AAP government's Swaraj Bill, it is mandatory to take opinion of 50 per cent women of the area if one has to open a liquor shop. He also demanded that the AAP government should consult people before formulating any policy and make the draft public.


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