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Women organizations demand ban on illegal sale of molasses, stage protest

A Correspondent

GOLAGHAT, March 31: The activities of Mod Mukti Asom Dabi Samiti and Biranga ri Shakti  staged massive protest near the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Saturday demanding ban on illegal sale of molasses and alcohol in Assam and proper implementation of the excise amendment bill, 2018.
The activists of Biranga ri Shakti and Mod Mukta Asom Dabi Samiti shouted various slogans against the BJP government and district administration for allegedly not paying attention to illegal sale of molasses which were used for making local liquor (sulai).
More than 200 activists took part in the protest.  Addressing the gathering, the president of Mod Mukta Asom Davi Samittee, Prabin Das said, “The BJP-led Sarbanda Sonowal government is planning to kill youths by making liquor available in rural areas. Despite development of the people of rural areas, the government has taken the decision to issue permission for selling traditiolly-made liquor openly, which will harm the poor families. Increase in alcohol consumption will lead to increase in crimes like rape, theft and robbery.”