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DCW chief pushes for action against 'illegal' liquor vend

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Scores of women today attended a public meeting organised by the Commission for Women (DCW) in Karawal Nagar here and demanded removal of a vend which was allegedly functioning in violation of the

The women also raised other issues including domestic violence, non-functional street lights, unavailability of drinking water in the area.

chief Swati Maliwal, who attended the meeting, assured them of taking up their issues with the authorities concerned.

Over a hundred women gave in writing to the Commission their grievances against the local shop which they alleged was causing severe inconvenience and harassment to the them.

According to law, no vend should be situated within 100 metres of hospitals, school and temple.

The liquor vend, when checked by Maliwal, was found to be existing in violation of rules.

She also issued a notice to the Excise Department drawing their attention to the violation.

The Mahila was organised in collaboration with the NGO Nobel Cause Foundation.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 21:07 IST