Several religious organizations Sunday protested against liquor consumption in valley and demanded government action against those involved in its sale.
According to reports received by KNS, Anjuman Ulma-e-Ahnaf , Anjuman Tablig-e-Islam, Jammat-e-Hamdani and several traders today took out the protest demonstration at Batwara against the increase in the sale and consumption of liquor across valley. The protesters held Sit-in infront of the liquor shop at Batwara and raised slogans against the sale of alcohol.
While addressing the Protesters, Chairman Anjuman Ulma-e-Ahnaf Moulvi Akzar Hussian said that the valley is the resting place of thousands of saints and seers and the alcohol sale cannot be allowed here at any cost. “The immoral activities are increasing every day after and the consumption of liquor among the young lot is a matter of serious concern,” Akzar said adding that the Government must should take appropriate action against the liquor sale in valley.
Police however foiled the protest march and protesters including Moulvi Akzar were detained by the police but were later released.
Talking to KNS, Akzar said that such protests would continue till the sale of liquor will not be banned across valley. He further mentioned that the state authorities should take the early measures to stop the sale of the ‘deadly substance’ so that the younger generations could be saved from the evil.