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Uttarakhand Govt. bans liquor in three districts in wake of Chardham Yatra

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 March 2017, 11:35 IST

The Uttarakhand Government on 31 March imposed a ban on sale of liquor in Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts.

The state government issued an order directing that sale of liquor be banned from 1  April  due to the upcoming Chardham Yatra.

The Nainital High Court had in September last year passed an order in this regard banning the "possession, distribution, collection, sale, purchase or consumption of liquor, including beer."

Besides liquor, the High Court also ordered to prohibit tobacco within five kilometers around Gurudwara Nanakmatta, Gurudwara Rita Sahib and Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib.

-ANI

First published: 31 March 2017, 11:35 IST
 
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