Telangana BJP leader DK Aruna will fast by ban

HYDERABAD: Alleging that the indiscriminate sale of liquor is the main reason for the growing crime against women, a woman leader of the opposition. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced Thursday that it will undertake a fast and demanding two-day ban on the state.

DK Aruna said he would quickly observe December 11 and 12 to press the ban lawsuit.

The former minister said such a step was necessary to control the growing number of crimes against women in the state.

Following the recent and horrible group rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad, both BJP and Congress have attacked Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government for unrestricted sale of liquor in the state.

The female wings of both parties organized protests, demanding that the government impose the ban. They claimed that the easy availability of liquors is causing rapes and other crimes against women.

The Legislative Party of Congress (CLP) at its meeting on Thursday decided to make a representation before the state governor about the indiscriminate sale of liquor.

The CLP leader, Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, claimed that the TRS government sees liquor only as the source of income and is not worried about the problems created by him in society.

The leader of the Congress said that each town has 4 to 5 belt stores or illegal outlets for licensed liquor stores.

Groups of women and activists have also asked for control over the sale of liquor in the state. They claimed that several liquor stores had emerged on the outskirts of Hyderabad along Outer Ring Road (ORR), which led to an increase in the activities of antisocial elements.

The veterinary woman was raped in a group and killed near ORR on November 27. According to police, four truckers and cleaners committed the horrible crime after consuming liquor. They also allegedly poured liquor into the victim's mouth.

The defendant then burned the victim's body near the city of Shadnagar, about 50 km from Hyderabad.

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