AIZAWL, March 24 - While members of Mizoram Assembly were debating on a private resolution of Mizo National Front (MNF) legislator Er Lalrinawma that sought the lifting of Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition & Control) Act and putting a total ban on liquor, MNF supporters gathered in front of the Assembly holding �anti-liquor� placards.
Lalrinawma�s resolution said that the MLPC Act which is being enforced in Mizoram has caused a lot of troubles to families, society and individuals and demanded restoration of Mizoram Liquor Total Prohibition Act, 1995.
After a long debate, the private resolution was voted out by the ruling Congress that has 34 members in the 40-member House.
Speaking outside the Assembly, MNF Youth president K Vanlalvena alleged that a lot of people have died due to liquor since the lifting of the total ban on liquor and many others became addicted to liquor. He also accused the Mizoram Government of defying the Supreme Court�s order that prohibits opening of liquor shops within 500 metres from the Highway.
The MNF also alleged that the review committee on liquor, comprising of church leaders among others, was the Congress Government�s disrespect to the Church and attempt to clear its image.