December 7th, 2015
One govt. service which is running at full swing even when everything is shut down in Chennai is Tasmac Liquor Outlets. Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) Liquor outlets have been running for past one week except for few hours when they had to closed it down due to water logging and blockade.
People are surviving without food, some without emergency care, some without water, some without homes – as if this isn’t enough, the people, the volunteers have to now deal with liquor problems. Drunked men are causing problems and harassing volunteers, especially after 9 PM, it becomes difficult for the women volunteers to carry out the relief work.
Chennaites took to social media to show how much the relief operations are affected due to this.
Schools, colleges turned into temporary shelter homes. Hospitals and medical staff are working on an emergency basis. NGOs and individuals are scrambling to first rescue and now on relief. It’s only fair amidst such a crisis that the liquor stores be closed since people consuming the liquor tend to cause more problems at such shelter homes and relief operations.
The Logical Indian community humbly requests to the Tamilnadu govt. that till rescue operations are being carried out, liquor shops near to public places should be shut down as it is creating menace for the volunteers and interfering in rescue operations. We also request to our community members to spread the information and create public pressure, so authority take some action on the issue.