Jammu: The MLA from the Nowshera constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, Ravinder Raina demanded that alcohol be banned in the state as it is bad impact on the health and also the youth of the state.
According to the news reported in Times of India, he said that alcohol has been rampant in the border states which are the first line of defence. Many people are procuring the licenses illegally and setting up wine shops outside schools and gurudwaras and other worship places.
Ravinder Raina was also supported by the other political parties but could not able to muster enough support.
Haseeb Drabu, the J&K finance minister, said that freedom of choice should be respected.
Ravinder Raina received support from the National Conference legislator Muhammad Akbar who said that “The government probably wants every resident of Jammu to turn alcoholic and drug addict.”
He further added that, after alcohol, cannabis should also be banned.