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Mizoram may turn wet again

By Newmai News

AIZAWL, May 17 � Mizoram which has been �dry� for the last 13 years may soon be wet again.

After the Mizoram Liquor Total Prohibition Act was passed in 1997, the State Government had prohibited sale, possession and consumption of any kind of liquor in the State. But still one may see drunkards roaming around the streets of Aizawl or other villages every evening.

Given the situation, the State Government had formed a Mizoram Study Group of MLTP Act to see the failures and success of the Act. The study group had asked the opinions of various organisations in connection with the implementation of MLTP Act. The feedbacks will be submitted to the State Government for further measures.

Meanwhile, the Mizoram Journalists� Association (MJA) is of the view that the Mizoram Liquor Total Prohibition (MLTP) Act being enforced in the State does not yield the expected result. Enforcement of the MLTP Act and its impact was discussed in the general body meeting of the MJA in Aizawl on Thursday. Most of the speakers were in favour of lifting of the prohibition act. They pointed out multiplication of illegal liqour factories which produced polluted liquor harmful to health.

The MJA opinion comes after the Mizoram Study Group of MLTP Act questioned the association on whether lifting of MLTP in the State will be a better option or should be still enforced. The study group also sought the opinions of Central Young Mizo Association (CYMA), Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl (MHIP), an apex women body, Mizoram Academy of Letters (MAL), literature body and other social organisations to know their opinion on MLTP Act.

The various organisations in their feedbacks to the study group have expressed that the Act is not a successful one as wine and liquor can be found abundantly. By enforcing the Act, it only increases adulterated liquor and morever the State Government did not get any revenue from this business, the associations further said.

Various organisations in their suggestions to the study group had asked the government to lift the Act. �It is better to lift any Act if it is not yielding good results�, said president of the Mizoram Journalists� Association (MJA) H Zosangliana.

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Mizoram may turn wet again

AIZAWL, May 17 � Mizoram which has been �dry� for the last 13 years may soon be wet again.

After the Mizoram Liquor Total Prohibition Act was passed in 1997, the State Government had prohibited sale, possession and consumption of any kind of liquor in the State. But still one may see drunkards roaming around the streets of Aizawl or other villages every evening.

Given the situation, the State Government had formed a Mizoram Study Group of MLTP Act to see the failures and success of the Act. The study group had asked the opinions of various organisations in connection with the implementation of MLTP Act. The feedbacks will be submitted to the State Government for further measures.

Meanwhile, the Mizoram Journalists� Association (MJA) is of the view that the Mizoram Liquor Total Prohibition (MLTP) Act being enforced in the State does not yield the expected result. Enforcement of the MLTP Act and its impact was discussed in the general body meeting of the MJA in Aizawl on Thursday. Most of the speakers were in favour of lifting of the prohibition act. They pointed out multiplication of illegal liqour factories which produced polluted liquor harmful to health.

The MJA opinion comes after the Mizoram Study Group of MLTP Act questioned the association on whether lifting of MLTP in the State will be a better option or should be still enforced. The study group also sought the opinions of Central Young Mizo Association (CYMA), Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl (MHIP), an apex women body, Mizoram Academy of Letters (MAL), literature body and other social organisations to know their opinion on MLTP Act.

The various organisations in their feedbacks to the study group have expressed that the Act is not a successful one as wine and liquor can be found abundantly. By enforcing the Act, it only increases adulterated liquor and morever the State Government did not get any revenue from this business, the associations further said.

Various organisations in their suggestions to the study group had asked the government to lift the Act. �It is better to lift any Act if it is not yielding good results�, said president of the Mizoram Journalists� Association (MJA) H Zosangliana.