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DCW took innovative way to counsel women selling illegal liquor

DCW took innovative way to counsel women selling illegal liquor

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had started counseling women selling liquior in a bid to shut down the business.

The women rights body has claimed that they generally ensure registration of FIR as well as police action. However, it has often been observed that this creates little impact as people come out on bail and continue to sell illegal liquor with impunity.

According to DCW, they received several complaints from all over Delhi regarding the sale of illegal liquor and drugs. One such complaint was received in August 2018 from a woman in JJ Colony Bakkarwala, fearing an unsafe environment for women and children, in which she had informed the Commission that an illegal liquor shop was operating near her residence creating nuisance in the area. The complainant informed the Commission that sexual harassment was on the rise near her residence due to men drinking in open.

"To subdue the menace, Commission Member Firdaus Khan employed an innovative strategy," said DCW press statement. DCW official Khan, then herself counseled the illegal sellers and firmly informed the culprits about the illegality of their business and the negative impact it has on the lives of the people living nearby.

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