Raipur. The BJP nominated Member of Parliament for Rajya Sabha, Ms. Saroj Pandey, sent a Rakhi and a letter to CM Bhupesh Baghel as a reminder for wine bound from all over Chhattisgarh state. Saroj wrote to the CM and reminded him of the promise when the Congress had made during the 2019 election campaign.
He said that according to the Congress manifesto, the entire state was to be subjected to ban liquor, but it has not happened so far. Saroj Pandey further wrote that the promise for which the mothers, sisters, and people of the state voted for the Congress, should be followed. He said that there was a decrease in domestic violence due to the closure of all liquor shops during the lockdown.
Saroj Pandey wrote a letter to CM Bhupesh Baghel in a very emotional word, urging that he is the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh state, and for him, his state religion is paramount. Therefore, without any delay, he should listen to the voice of the mothers and sisters of the state, while following their state religion.
She wrote that I am sending you the Rakhi with the akshat, hoping that you will take up my request for the ban on liquor from all over the state. Ms. Saroj Pandey ended up by saying that he is sure that CM Bhupesh Baghel will take up his request in the form of her mailed Rakhi on this Raksha Bandhan.
Why did Saroj Pandey written a letter to the CM Bhupesh Baghel?
During the time of BJP rule, the contract of liquor sell was secured by the government after a few months of liquor ban in the entire state. During that time, the BJP faced a significant setback by that time opposition (Congress), in the 2019 elections, the Congress had demanded a complete liquor ban.
Domestic violence survey
A survey report was noted and found a decrease in the number of domestic violence against women mainly in the village area. The reason is obviously because of the lockdown and unavailability of the liquor. According to the National Family Health holds Survey report of 2015/16, around 37% of women in Chhattisgarh faced spouse violence, and about 5% of women faced domestic violence during pregnancy. These are the reports which are registered, and the unregistered case is a matter of concern.
Chuppitod Campaign for domestic violence
Raipur police also initiated and ran several campaigns with the help of local NGOs recently; the Raipur Police successfully launched a Chuppitod campaign on April 24, where a toll-free number was provided for any emergency. According to the police, over 1500 cases have been registered to date. After resolving the issues, the police also initiated a confirmation call to each domestic violence survivor by contacting them via telephone or by visiting their house.