Nepal's Revolutionary women are running short on patience. Manu Humagai of the Maoist-affiliated All Nepal Women's Association (Revolutionary), warned that her group will "strike hard" if the government cannot efficiently implement measures to control the sale of alcohol as it promised last month.
On 25 August the government bowed to ANWA (R) demands to implement stricter controls on the trade by 1 October. The measures include allowing the sale of alcohol for only four hours in the afternoon, a ban on the sale of alcohol for four days every month, and another on the retailing of alcohol near temples and schools. The government had also agreed to allow only two alcohol outlets per Village Development Committee (VDC) area, one outlet in each municipality ward, three outlets only per ward of a sub-metropolitan zone and four outlets each in wards of a metropolitan zone.