'If Gujarat Can Ban Liquor Why Not JK?'

DAK to file a PIL seeking ban on liquor sale

Srinagar: President Doctors Association of Kashmir Dr Nisar ul Hassan Thursday said that Association will file a Public Interest Litigation seeking ban on alcohol in Kashmir Valley.

in a statement issued today, Dr Nisar-ul-Hasan said that consumption of alcohol is identified as a major social evil globally and the constitution of India under article 47 in the Directive Principles of State policy reads, ‘the state shall endeavor to bring about  prohibition of the use and trade of alcohol. The prohibition has been implemented in many states of India like Gujrat, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Lakshadweep.  

The Gujrat state government introduced a bill in state assembly to amend the prohibition law calling for penal action up to death penalty for those convicted in liquor cases.

He said that In view of deleterious effects of alcohol, government of Jammu and Kashmir has legal and moral obligation to have a blanket ban on the consumption and trade of alcohol. When states like Gujrat and others have banned the liquor trade why not in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr Nisar-ul-Hasan alleged that Government is promoting use of liquor in the valley with a design. “The use and trade of alcohol in Kashmir is a conspiracy to make our society morbid and socially wreck. The sale of liquor is unacceptable to us and at no cost will we allow this menace in our society. We have a strong obligation towards our society to safeguard it against social evils,” he said adding that DAK will file a Public interest Litigation in Honorable High Court seeking a ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol in the valley.

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