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Illegal liquor sale: DCW's drive focusses on three locations

Illegal liquor sale: DCWs drive focusses on three locations

New Delhi: In a bid to curb liquor selling and trafficking in the city, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) is running a pilot project in three locations in Delhi in which they are counselling families involved in selling liquor, to stop the illegal activity.

Talking to Millennium Post, DCW chief Swati Maliwal stated that they started the pilot project and results are coming. "It is a very innovative step we are trying to study result of the initiative," said DCW chief. In a recent Press statement, the women rights' body stated that they generally ensure registration of FIR as well as police action.

"It is often found that this has little impact as people come out on bail and continue to sell illegal liquor with impunity. Commission member Firdaus Khan employed an innovative strategy," said the Press statement.

Firdaus Khan told this newspaper that they are running the pilot project at three places where around seven to eight families counselled to stop liquor selling. "We are doing pilot project in slum area with families and found that they stopped but we are regularly keeping the tab on them," said Khan. She further added that the human touch needed while dealing with the families. "In one case woman broke the liquor bottles after counselling and till date, she is not selling alcohol," said DCW member adding that counselling depends on person and scenario.

According to DCW member, the pilot project is running from last six to seven months. In a recent Press statement, women rights' body stated that in August 2018 they received the complaint from JJ Colony Bakkarwala. Khan herself counselled the illegal liquor sellers and made them understand the illegality of their business and the negative impact it has on the lives of the people living nearby. The illegal liquor sellers agreed to shut down their business. "As a follow-up, the DCW Mahila Panchayat regularly cross-checked on the ground and found that they have stopped selling illegal liquor for the past four months," said DCW statement.

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