Student's fight to ban alcohol starts receiving support

Tamil Nesan reported that it was a shot in the arm for law student A. Nandini from Tamil Nadu in India when her solitary fight for a total ban on liquor finally received support from fellow students.

She started the struggle alone by pledging to fast until death while holding a placard outside her college on Monday demanding that the state government prohibit the sale of liquor.

The protest gained momentum with six people joining her the following day. Days later, more students participated in the hunger strike despite warnings and the arrests of some of the protesters.

The students said the government selling liquor under the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation was an offence under the law.

College students from the Sivaganga and Tirunelveli districts also expressed their solidarity with the protesters and are expected to stage similar protests at their colleges.