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Bihar's alcohol ban succeeds as village women take matters into their hands

Omprakash Chandrawanshi, seen here with his wife Soni Devi in their home in Bandol, India, was berated by a group of women who scared him out of a drinking habit that had made him miserable, he said.

Bandol, India

DOZENS of women brandishing brooms swooped down on a straw house in this village on a recent Saturday, sending the owner fleeing through a rice field as they seized buckets of fruit juice being fermented into a cheap liquor.

An hour's drive away, a group of village...

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