Banning alcohol in an Indian state

Witness History

By BBC World Service

Banning alcohol in an Indian state

Thursday, 10 September

Punyavathi Sunkara recalls how she campaigned to stop the sale of alcohol in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to protect women from domestic violence and safeguard family finances. Pressure from women like Punyavathi helped persuade the state's chief minister, NT Rama Rao, to pass the prohibition law in 1995.
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