Indore : The students of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya on Saturday joined protest against the liquor shop, which has been recently shifted to Narmada Nagar from near Ranjit Singh College at Khandwa Road.

Now, DAVV students and residents of Narmada Nagar have raised protest and demanded to relocate the liquor shop.

The students demanded closure of the liquor shop as it is situated opposite entry point of the colony and near the entrance of Institute of Engineering and Technology. The girl students of International Institute of Professional Studies and IET raised slogans against the shop.

Later, the protestors met chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and submitted a memorandum to press for their demand. Residents of Narmada Nagar have been protesting against the shop for last three days and are on hunger strike.

 “Students and women feel insecure after the liquor shop is opened here. They remain scared of anti-social elements especially in the evening and night hours,” IIPS student Rahul Suryavanshi said.

He said chief minister has given them assurance that he would talk to concerned officials for shifting the shop.

Meanwhile, residents of Narmada Nagar said that they will continue to protest till the liquor shop is relocated.

The residents remained half naked on Friday as mark of protest. They had also organised ‘sundarkand path’ so that good sense may prevail among officials.

Last week, the residents of Khandwa Road and students of Maharaja Ranjit Singh College had staged protest to demand relocation of shop in which Congress MLA Jeetu Patwari and BJP leader Mohit Verma took part.

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