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The impact on him was so nasty and bad after that he never touched the brew and whenever he went past the liquor shops, he won't even take a look at them and would recollect the lousy treatment given to him by his wife. Besides, he would see the virtual image of his wife with blood-shot eyes and broom and stick in both hands ready to thrash him in the hour and on the hour. The sight was so scary and nightmarish that it would give him the runs.
Named after the Hindu goddess "Durga Vahini" who is known to slay demons/Assuras (evils), the group symbolizes women's power and their rights in the society. This group banned consuming alcohol in the village and also the entry of anybody in a drunken state.
According to another villager one Doma Ansari, 25, ''these women mean business," because he too was a recipient of the ''broom - stick'' treatment meted out by his angered wife when he caused a ruckus in a tipsy condition in the village during the same time; he moved like a male mad elephant experiencing musth. He tasted the trash and its effect on him and he never wanted to take a glance at the liquor bottle. The men in the village had no craving for the alcoholic brew, not even its odor. No temptation; if they had some kind of itching for the brew, they knew they would be pulverized by these emboldened women.
Banauli, Rohtas district of Bihar is a small village a 150-house settlement, inhabited by very poor Dalits and some Muslims as well. The media reports point out poor women's all-out war on their drunk husbands had a domino effect on them and others in this area. This new development changes the social fabric of this place and offers the affected women to breathe and give respite from ill treatment. It will help them take their lives forward to give a decent future to their aspiring kids. The District Magistrate gives a full support to the anti-alcohol campaign by these maverick women.