Srinagar: Condemning the government decision of opening a liquor shop at Srinagar airport, Islamic cleric and Karwan-e-Islami president, Ghulam Rasool Hami on Thursday said that a policy has been formulated to indulge the youth of Valley in alcohol and drugs.
“We will not allow government to open this shop even if we need to hit the roads,” Hami said in a statement issued here.
He said that on one side the government is establishing drug de-addiction centres and on other they are indulging youth in drugs and alcohol.
“Govt has failed to implement the orders of Supreme Court banning all the alcohol and liquor shops near highways, schools and public places and now they are opening more shops with the primary aim of distracting our youth and indulging them in different social crimes,” he said.
He said that if alcohol Is banned in Gujarat and Bihar which are Hindu dominated state why isn’t government banning it in JK, which is Muslim dominated state.
“Opening a liquor shop in Sheikh-ul-Aalam (R.A) airport is also disrespect of the name of saint, which is completely unacceptable,” he said.
Hami added that all the stakeholders should come forward against this decision so that we can save Kashmir from social evils.