Hyderabad: Echoing sentiments of several women, including politicians, that liquor consumption was a reason for increasing crimes against women, BJP leader and former minister DK Aruna demanded the state department to ban liquor by imposing total prohibition.
Speaking at the BJP state office in the city on Tuesday, said that heavy liquor sales in the State are leading to crimes against women. She recalled that there were two other incidents along with the Disha case, and each was linked to liquor consumption.
The government should set up fast-track courts to take action against the accused in such cases. She appealed to the government to help families of the victims by providing assistance.
Ms Aruna, who is to sit on hunger-strike on Thursday and Friday, opined that ban on liquor may stop repeated offences. She urged all political parties, NGOs and women to support the hunger-strike in order to build pressure on the State Government.
The BJP leader condemned allegations made by TRS MLA G. Sunitha that her family members were into liquor business but never broke laws.
Ms Aruna challenged Ms Sunitha to prove allegations of her meeting Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in a tax evasion case....