UDHAMPUR, May 17: Seeking a complete ban on the sale of alcohol in Jammu and Kashmir, the Shiv Sena Udhampur unit today staged a strong protest and called on the government to focus more on creating opportunities employment opportunities for unemployed young people rather than the promotion of alcohol.
In this context, Shiv Sena leaders also conducted a door-to-door campaign in Udhampur asking the public to be part of this movement.
Led by Udhampur District Chairman Sanjeev Sharma, the Shiv Sainiks demonstrated holding placards with slogans urging the Lieutenant Governor to implement the ban on J&K.
Speaking to reporters, Sanjeev said the land of temples will not be allowed to become the land of liquor.
Alleging that liquor stores have been opened here and there, he said alcohol is not only becoming a means of destroying generations, but besides ruining people’s economy, it harms also to the religious beliefs of most UTAH residents.
Sanjeev said the campaign started by Shiv Sena to make the holy land of Pir temples, gurus, sages and prophets alcohol-free is getting a lot of public support and he is confident that the government will be compelled to implement the liquor ban in Jammu and Kashmir.
Several leaders and workers including Ashwani Prabhakar, General Secretary of Udhampur-Doda, General Secretary Anil Vijay, Vice President Rajesh Khajuria, Youth President Rishap Khajuria, Sanjay Pandita, Vishal Verma, Imtiyaz Hussain, Ajay, Rajinder Singh and Ramesh were present in the demonstration.