Presbyterians pray to stop liquor relaxation law

July 8, 2014 by  
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liquorAizawl, July 08, 2014: Presbyterian parishes across Mizoram held prayers Sunday night in their effort to stop the state government from introducing a law relaxing the total prohibition of alcohol.

The powerful Mizoram Synod of the Presbyterian Church of India, which has been opposing the state government, organized the mass prayer, Business-Standard reported.

The state government proposes to relax the prohibition by introducing the Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition and Control) Bill, 2014 in the state assembly session commencing on July eight. This will replace the Mizoram Liquor Total Prohibition Act, 1995 in force for 17 years.

Meanwhile members of the Kristian Thalai Pawl (KTP), the youth wing of the Presbyterian Church, put up posters all over the Aizawl city opposing the government’s move.

Dr Robert S Halliday, office Superintendent of the Mizoram Synod office said that 80,000 posters were printed to be displayed in different parts of the city.

State excise and narcotics minister R Lalzirliana was likely to introduce the Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition and Control) Bill, 2014 on July ten.

– business-standard

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