Lok Satta Party support to protest against Mylapore TASMAC shop and bar

Thursday, April 25th, 2013 @ 5:57PM

What: Public Protest against Public Nuisance by TASMAC Shop and Bar, and against Police arbitrariness.

When: April 26, 2013, Friday @ 10 AM

Where: In front of TASMAC shop No. 916, PNK Thottam, Behind Mundakanniamman Koil MRTS station, near Vidya mandir school, Mylapore, Chennai

Why:

The residents of PNK Thottam, Mylapore are protesting against the public nuisance caused by the local TASMAC shop No. 916 and bar on attached with it. They are unable to enjoy a peaceful neighbourhood as the streets are blocked by drunken men refusing to move, drunken men vomiting around, or lying around drunk and throwing bottles around. The atmosphere is so vitiated that the residents are scared to send their girls or kids to the main road alone, and always escort them till past the TASMAC shop. As the sun sets groups of men can be seen standing around on the road and drinking. The public roads have become public bars. The residents are unable to send their kids out to play and women and elderly are embarrassed to move in that area. The shop operates 24 hours, even after the shutters are downed. Sales are made in ‘black’ at all times of the night.

A few days back the liquor transporting lorry was parked blocking the street into PNK garden. When the residents asked that the lorry be removed, the liquor shop employees got into an altercation with the residents. They called the police, who came to the spot and beat up some of the residents, instead of taking action against the shop employees. This action of the police leads the residents to believe that the TASMAC shop and bar management are emboldened with police support.

The residents are protesting against the nuisance created by the shop and against the action of the police which is insensitive to the public’s grievances.

Lok Satta Party extends its support to the residents, as they are protesting for a just cause – their right to a peaceful neighbourhood, their right to complain against public nuisances, their right to seek police action against those creating public nuisance, whoever he may be.

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