Srinagar, June 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, All Traders and Transporters Joint Coordination Committee held a protest demonstration in Batamaloo area of Srinagar against the Indian authorities’ proposal to open liquor shops in the territory.

The protesters on the occasion said that they would oppose any move to open liquor shops in Kashmir, tooth and nail.

Having assembled under the banner of All Traders and Transporters Joint Coordination Committee (ATTJCC) in the city, the traders and transporters objected to the idea saying that Kashmir was a Muslim Majority area, and besides being forbidden in Islam, liquor also destroys the society and promotes immorality.

The demanded that instead of opening liquor shops, the authorities should open health and educational institutions, which will be beneficial for the society.

The proposal has already drawn sharp criticism from pro-freedom parties and religious groups of the Valley.

Acting President of Ittehad-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Khaki Naqshbandi, Maulana Nisar Naeemi and Maulana Muhammad Irfan Makhdoomi in a statement strongly condemned the Indian government’s move of opening liquor shops in occupied Kashmir and distributing licenses openly. They said that the Indian plan to destroy the youth of Kashmir through the contraband would be strongly resisted. They appealed to Kashmiri people to come out and protest against this plan.


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