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Uttarakhand: HC orders liqour ban in three districts from next financial year

Uttarakhand High Court Has Ordered Ban On Liquor In Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli Districts From Next Financial Year. HC Has Also Ordered Ban On Liquor And Tobacco Products Within 5 Kms Of Sikh Shrines.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 08 Dec 2016, 10:53:58 PM
Uttarakhand: HC orders liqour ban in three districts from next financial year

New Delhi:

Uttarakhand High Court has ordered ban on liquor in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli districts from next financial year. HC has also ordered ban on liquor and tobacco products within 5 kms of Sikh shrines.

The sacred portals of Hemkund Sahib, one of the most revered Sikh shrines are located in Uttarakhand. High Court has also put stay on Central govt’s decision to shut down HMT factory in Haldwani.

The Upper Court has asked the Centre to reply within 4 weeks. This decision comes just before Assembly elections in 2017 .

 

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First Published : 08 Dec 2016, 10:45:00 PM

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