Anti-Liquor Bill Not Tabled in Assembly

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Hidden hands shelved the Bill: JKKI

SRINAGAR:  The anti-liquor private bill aimed at making Jammu and Kashmir a liquor free state could not be tabled in the Legislative Assembly on Monday.

“The Jammu and Kashmir Prohibition of Alcohol Bill, 2013” had been submitted by Peoples Democratic Party MLA from Lolab constituency.

As the Bill could not be tabled on Monday, MLA Abdul Haq raised the issue in the house and alleged that the Bill was intentionally placed at 25th slot.

“What is the fun of this House if it fails to discuss issues directly related to people. Liquor is consuming our youth and we are unable to ban the liquor business here. Leave aside the ban on liquor, even we are not allowed to discuss the Bill in the House,” Haq shouted in the House.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Karwani Islami has criticized the government for not giving importance to the Bill. “This Bill was ought to be discussed and the issue was much more important than Genral V.K.Singh but the ‘hidden hands’ succeeded in shelving the Bill,” a Karwani Islami spokesperson said. 

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