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29 August 2013

Mizo Liquor Prohibition Law To Be Reviewed

By Adam Halliday

Aizawl, Aug 29 : Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has said the government will review the state's prohibition law, adding that "outsiders" are attacking Mizoram with drugs and spurious liquor and that it is sometimes necessary for the government to condone moves by voluntary outfits against such elements in the best interest of the "sons of the soil".

"Things like prostitution and alcohol are not really going to disappear as long as the world exists. Our governor's contention that 'Mizoram is the wettest dry state' is true and we all know it well, there's no denying it," Lal Thanhawla said in an interview on a popular talk show.

"Is it (prohibition) good? Are our youths dying (from spurious liquor) or taking to drugs? These need to be examined and we have set up a state council to look into it... The government will take necessary action at the appropriate time," he said.

"No one should take the law in their own hands but if someone is trying to repair our people then the government will make exceptions," he said.


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