Kendrapadra, October 1 (Local Wire) Women sat on Dharana on the main road at Thauri Chack on the Kendrapara- Ortaghat state highway road under Marsaghai police station on Monday.They demanded the authorities to close down a foreign liquor shop near the village and also take action against illicit liquor sellers.
The spontaneous movement was aimed at preventing men and children from alcohol as the addiction causes a large chunk of women earnings going waste.
Even bystanders and men impressed by the intensity of protest by women of all age groups join the blockade, said Manasi Swain of Thauri .
When contacted Rajiv Lochan Panda, the Sub- Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Kendrapara, said the police had arrested three illicit liquor sellers in the village after the road blocked.
Agitated women called off the four-hour long blockade after the arrest.