U'khand Govt. bans liquor in three districts in wake of Chardham Yatra

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Mar.31 (ANI): The Uttarakhand Government on Friday 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 April 1 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)