Geelani hits out at govt claim of alcohol ban draining state revenue

Geelani hits out at govt claim of alcohol ban draining state revenue

Demands blanket ban on booze SRINAGAR: Demanding a blanket ban on the use and sale of liquor in Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday urged Islamic scholars and Ulemas to launch a sustained awareness campaign, highlighting its ill effects on people. He took a dig at state legislature members for […]

Alcohol Free Kashmir

Alcohol Free Kashmir

The sale and consumption of alcohol in Kashmir must not be allowed. The reasons pertain to morals, ethics, religion and social. Alcohol consumption affects negatively all these, in any given permutation, combination or context. Religiously and morally, alcohol consumption is intrinsically bad and there are clear cut injunctions regarding this. And, these injunctions are not […]

HC gives state three weeks to file Batwara liquor vend objections

HC gives state three weeks to file Batwara liquor vend objections

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday granted a final opportunity of three weeks to the state government to file objections on a liquor shop running at Batwara, Sonwar. The court directed the state government to file objections within the stipulated time after senior counsel Mian Qayoom stated before court that the liquor […]

JK government must follow Bihar to ban liquor sale, says Saroori

JAMMU: Senior Congress leader G M Saroori has sought a ban on alcohol in Jammu and Kashmir. Saroori said that there should be complete ban on the sale of alcohol in the state. “Like Bihar, government should impose ban on alcohol in JK too,” Saroori said. Saroori said he also raised the issue in the […]

Students protest against sale of liquor

Students protest against sale of liquor

Kaiser Majeed Srinagar: Scores of students from various educational institutions on Thursday held a silent protest at press enclave against liquor consumption and demanded immediate ban on its supply. The protest was organized under the banner of ‘Safe Srinagar’ in collaboration with Lafz Band. According to its members, the organization has nearly 100 members and […]

Buchwara residents demand closure of liquor shop

Buchwara residents demand closure of liquor shop

SRINAGAR: Scores of residents from Buchwara area of Dalgate on Friday took out a protest march demanding the closure of a liquor shop in the area. The protestors marched from their colony after Friday prayers and stopped on the main road while chanting pro-Islam slogans. The protest witnessed participation of youth as well as senior […]

Bowing to public pressure, govt rescinds Srinagar Airport liquor shop

Bowing to public pressure, govt rescinds Srinagar Airport liquor shop

Srinagar: Following widespread outrage over the proposal to open a liquor shop at Srinagar Airport, the excise department on Thursday refused to grant it permission, prompting the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to cancel the tendering process. The AAI had floated tenders for the liquor shop, which would have served “branded liquor” to flyers in […]

Alcohol Free Kashmir!

Alcohol Free Kashmir!

Kashmir is a teetotaler society. There are religious and socio-cultural reasons which make Kashmir an eminently alcohol free society. Given these reasons, the decision, which has apparently been put on hold for now, to allow sale of alcohol on the airport premises, which incidentally, is named after the patron saint of Kashmir, Sheikh ul Alam(RA), […]

Govt granted permission to airport liquor shop

Govt granted permission to airport liquor shop

Director says proposal put on hold for an indefinite period Srinagar: The PDP-BJP government had granted permission for the controversial liquor shop at Srinagar Airport even before tenders were invited, airport director Sharad Kumar told Kashmir Reader. The opening of the shop, which was aimed at providing tourism a “boost” after low tourist arrivals since […]

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