Protest in Digdool against opening of liquor shop
Banihal, Mar 28: Hundreds of people of Digdool and other adjoining villages on Monday staged a sit-in in the area on the second consecutive day to protest the opening of a wine shop in the area.
The agitated people were demanding cancellation of license to the shop owner.
The villagers of Digdool, Pantiyal, Sumber, Haroog,Varnal and Bajmasta alleged that some officials from police and administration were supporting the owner of the wine shop. “The wine shop of was located in Banihal and was closed down last year by administration after repeated protests by the people,” the villagers said, adding the owner was now opening the shop in Digdool.
“We won’t allow opening of the shop and will fight tooth and nail,” the villagers said, adding the wine shop would promote alcohol consumption in the area.
When contacted District Development Commissioner Ramban, Shabir Ahmed said the excise commissioner Jammu had allowed the wine shop owner to open the shop at Digdool with three months temporary permission.
He said after the public resentment and representations, SP Ramban and Tehsildar had been asked to submit a detailed report in this connection after visiting the spot.
He said after the report from the Police and Revenue department we would be able to take further steps in this regard.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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