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Anti-liquor protest is gaining momentum in the State

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur/Angul:2/7/17; The anti-liquor protest is gaining momentum in the State with protests staged at least three different places today against the sale of liquor. Protesters even ransacked a liquor shop in the Capital city.

Scores of women on Sunday joined an anti liquor movement and went on a rampage to demolish a liquor outlet in Bharatpur area in Bhubaneswar. Men and children also took part in the protest.

We aim to make Bharatpur free of liquor and our efforts towards this cause will continue till we make the State liquor free,” said a local woman protestor.

For the first time children were seen in the anti-liquor protest. “Under the influence of alcohol, people here used to abuse us while we were on the way to school. So, we ransacked the shop,” said a minor boy.Women staged a road blockade in Patrapur under Purusottampur block in Ganjam district demanding eviction of the liquor shop in the area.A similar scene was also seen in Angul district as women took out a rally holding sticks and shouting anti-liquor slogansagainst sale of liquor. Social activists belonging to different groups extended their support to the cause.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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