Sedatives seized during the Boulevard checking: Police

DAK seeks ban on liquor sale

Srinagar, Aug 18: Police Monday claimed to have seized sedatives during checking of vehicles near Nehru Park on the Boulevard.

“45 bottles of Corex were seized from auto-rickshaw by Duty Officer Nehru Park Reyaz Ahmad ,” said a  police official adding a case has been filed.

Meanwhile, President Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar ul Hassan Monday said the “increase in sale and consumption of alcohol in the valley is alarming” even as he demanded ban on liquor sale in Kashmir.
“It is shocking to see drunkards breaking public order and they have become nuisance to the society,” he said in a handout.
“Alcohol is a major social evil and alcoholics are involved in violent crimes. Liquor is a major cause of traffic crashes in the valley,” he added in the statement.
“Alcohol is responsible for domestic violence resulting in breakups.   Child abuse is another direct consequence of parental alcohol use. As alcohol befogs the mind, alcoholics are involved in heinous crimes of rape and murder,” Dr Nisar Ul Hassan said.
“Alcohol is banned in many countries like Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Pakistan and in India it is banned in Gujarat, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Manipur as States are constitutionally bound to prohibit liquor.  Alcohol is Harram (Forbidden) in Islam and any earning out of it is also Harram and valley being Muslim dominated, government has an obligation to ban alcohol in valley,” he said in the handout.
“Alcohol in the valley is an organized crime and a well planned conspiracy to undermine public morals. This criminal activity is designed to engage people and erode the social and cultural ethos of the valley.”