Alcohol, the poison that ruins the lives of people should be completely banned in the State and the initiative to implement the ban should be taken by the state government. Various government departments in Kerala, which are bound to give protection for the life and property of the common people seems to be supporting the murders who takes the lives of ordinary people. In the present scenario, it is widely found that the Toddy in sales through the Toddy shops in the state in hundred time higher than that is produced overall.
On various occasions, lakhs and crore liters of Toddy is transported to Kerala with the support of the Excise, Revenue and Police department. The liquor barons and contractors in Kerala, who earn crores by selling pseudo toddy, are protected by the leaders and activists in various political parties after being bribed by the liquor barons.
The state government and the excise department are responsible for the death of ordinary people who died as a result of drinking toddy, which was tested by the excise department for the safety and quality. A peaceful life in Kerala will be possible only if liquor and other objects of intoxication is completely banned.
Urging the resignation of Excise minister taking the responsibility of the toddy tragedy in Malappuram district, Kerala Catholic Youth Movement (KCYM) conducted a protest march to the Ernakulam excise office. The march was inaugurated by KCBC Temperance Commission secretary Fr. Antony T.J. KCYM State President Deepak Cherkkot, ICYM General Secreatry Joice Mary Antony, State Secretary Lijo Payappilly and State Syndicate Member Francis P.V. Addressed the gathering. KCYM State Director Fr. Jaison Kollannur, Asst. Director Sr. Ancy Antony, state secretariat members, youth leaders from different parts of the state and KCYM State syndicate members took part in the protest march.
As a part of KCYM's campaign for the complete ban of liquor and drugs, an excise office march and demonstration will be conducted across the state on 2010, September 18, under the leadership of various Diocese.