Akhila Karnataka Mysuru Zilla Janajagruthi Vedike activists staged a protest rally against the government in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, here on Friday, demanding permanent ban on liquors and cancellation of license to 900 new wines shops.
Speaking at the rally, they said the government should impose ban on the liquors and should punish the miscreants who produce illegal liquors.
Currently, there are about 10,051 liquors shops in the state, and now the government has decided to open about 1,750 liquors shops to all the constituencies based on the population. The government has proposed to establish the liquor stores from MSIL. The people in rural places are addicted to liquor, thus the government should immediately impose ban on liquors, they demanded.
Mahabala Kulal, secretary, M Srihari, regional director, Srikshetra Rural Development Scheme and others were present.