More than 100 women led by Swaraj Abhiyan knocked on the doors of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s wife, Sunita, on Saturday, seeking her intervention in shutting down liquor vends in residential colonies across the capital. Though the women failed to meet her, a letter seeking her intervention, so that “better sense prevails on him”, was handed over to the staff at the CM’s residence.
Swaraj Abhiyan maintained that Sunita Kejriwal had refused to meet the women as they had arrived at her doorstep without appointment. “Though she did not meet the delegation, a petition has been submitted at the CM residence. The women feel Sunita Kejriwal will be in a better position to understand their woes and will prevail upon her husband to take some action,” Swaraj Abhiyan said in a statement.
“We are women living in different parts of the city. We are very troubled and live in constant fear. We are worried about our children’s future… despite protests against liquor vends, the government has opened up new vends in our localities. Due to this there are frequent instances of assault, eve-teasing and obscene activities that lead to scuffles…” the letter by the delegation stated.
The Swaraj Abhiyan has been demanding the shutting down of liquor vends in residential areas citing ‘harassment’ of residents.