GURDASPUR, India: Liquor shops in rural areas of Batala subdivision in Fatehgarh Churian, Dhera Baba Nanak areas of Gurdaspur subdivision and in Qadian have not started functioning so far. According to liquor contractors, stalls for liquor sale are not available in view of the threat by the A.LS.S.F.
At the congregation on Thursday, the posters were circulated threatening those engaged in the
Sale of liquor in the villages. Liquor contractors have informed the excise and taxation department regarding the situation and have demanded that it should either refund their security deposit or provide adequate security arrangements. The persons engaged in the sale of illicit liquor are earning a fortune but A.S.S.F. sources said that the Federation’s campaign was as much against the illicit liquor as against the distilled liquor.
Article extracted from this publication >> April 10, 1987