A senior Gandhian who has been on a campaign to get the state to abolish liquor sales is now carrying out his Gandhian style of protest at a house in Luz Avenue.
Sasiperumal from Salem, who has undertaken many such Gandhian struggles for community issues in Salem and in the state began his protest on January 13 at public places like the Gandhi statue on the Marina and was detained at Puzhal jail. Since he realised that his protests in public spaces created some tensions, he moved to a house that belongs to a local political party.
His supporters now plans to carry on the struggle and have organised a small meeting behind the Gandhi statue on the beach on Sunday evening. Senthil Arumugham, a volunteer of this campaign says that they want the state to start with regulations that prevent people aged 20 and below to enter bars and restrict liquor sales.
While the senior Gandhian continues his fast and ‘mouna’ pledge at the Luz Avenue place, his well wishers will hold the Sunday meeting.
Leaders of all hues of political parties have dropped by to express their support for this Gandhian.