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Women marching towards B'luru want liquor ban

BENGALURU: About 2,500 ladies from rural areas of the state are marching in opposition to Bengaluru, challenging a ban on liquor. On Sunday, ladies from Mandya, Mysuru, Hassan, Ramanagara and Chamarajanagar joined the march.

The 200-km march under the banner Madya Nisheda Andolana (MNA), an anti-alcohol motion led by means of ladies, started from Chitradurga on January 19. On Sunday, they stayed at Kulavanahalli village close to Nelamangala on the outskirts of Bengaluru. They will hold a large protest on January 30.

The ladies from across 23 districts quilt 20km every day and keep in villages the place they invent consciousness amongst ladies on ill-effects of liquor. They have handed through Kyadigere, Hosuru, Nityananda Ashram, Javagondana Halli, Tavara Kere, Sira, Chikkanahalli, Dodda Alada Mara Cross, CB Temple, Darga Bellavi Cross, Tumakuru, Siddaganga mutt, Adichunchanagiri mutt and Kulavanahalli. On Monday, they are going to march in opposition to T. Begur, Dasanapura, Exhibition Grounds and Yeshwantpur, before achieving Vidhana Soudha.

Kannada author Devanooru Mahadeva and social employee SR Hiremath on Sunday wrote to leader minister HD Kumaraswamy challenging liquor ban. “Most protesters are dailywage staff. They aren't associated with any political party and neither have they taken to the streets on account of the lure of any organisation. Women who have suffered on account of the havoc joined the motion,” they stated, urging the CM to satisfy them.

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