Seven-year-old A Akash stages protest against TASMAC liquor shop in Tamil Nadu

Published: 19th April 2017 07:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2017 07:50 PM  

A. Akash, a 2nd standard school student, carried out a protest against the TASMAC shop in Padur, demanding its closure. | (Sunish P Surendran | EPS)
'Kudiyai vidu, padikka vidu' (Renounce the liquor, allow us to study), read the placard the boy was holding. | (Sunish P Surendran | EPS)
At about 11.45 am, Akash took a walk all alone from his home and proceeded towards the liquor shop which was about a kilometer away. | (Sunish P Surendran | EPS)
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On being stopped by a police officer in the mid-way the child sat on the middle of the road, in protest and started reading his school book for some time. | (Sunish P Surendran | EPS)
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Akash demanded that the people booked under 'false' cases for staging protests on last Saturday be let free. | (Sunish P Surendran | EPS)
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The police coaxed him to leave, but Akash was determined and he laid down a towel and sat on the road in the scorching heat. | (Sunish P Surendran | EPS)
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