Churachandpur District Christians Goodwill Council, expressing dismay at the state government’s decision to withdraw the Manipur Liquor Prohibition Act, 1991 from the state on Thursday appealed to not legalise sale and consumption of alcohol in Churachandpur district.
The council, in a letter to the deputy commissioner Churachandpur, decried the government’s decision to withdraw the Act which had been banned for 32 years.
It asserted that lifting the ban on alcohol may turn out to be wrong and said that alcohol abuse brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large; social disorder, and a surge in domestic violence.
It further highlighted the negative impacts of drinking stating that it leads to lack of moral control, depravity and often ends up destroying families, which form the core of society.
It is detrimental to the prism of religion, morality and the physical and mental wellbeing of the population, the release mentioned.
It objected to the legalisation of drinking on social, moral and religious grounds and further requested the competent authority not to legalize and sell liquor in Churachandpur district.
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