ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Pather A Symbol of Anti-Liquor Movement

Movement PATHER village of Saharanpur district has emerged as a major symbol of the anti- liquor movement in western Uttar Pradesh, For nearly three months the people of this village, assisted by a voluntary organisation Disha, carried out a grim struggle for the removal of the liquor vend from the village. Nearly 50 persons of this and sur- rounding villages, including particularly the women activists of Disha, were injured in the police repression unleashed on the movement. Such was the moral force behind the movement that despite this repression the movement continued till the government finally agreed to remove the liquor vend.

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