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Nagaland church to pray against evils of liquor

By A Correspondent

DIMAPUR, July 21 � While reiterating its stance on the Liquor Prohibition Act in Nagaland, the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) has announced a day of prayer and fasting to be held in all the churches from 6 am to 12 noon on July 25, to pray to God to free the land from all social evils, particularly family, society and State from the evils of liquor.

A press communiqu� issued by the apex Baptist church body informed of an emergency joint meeting of the Executive Committee and the Liquor Prohibition Committee of the NBCC held on July 15 last whereby various decisions were approved to be publicised among the churches and general public.

The meeting affirmed that �the movement for Prohibition launched by the pioneering church leaders will be upheld to protect the people from the evils of alcohol�. In this regard, it was decided that the Government of Nagaland will be urged to implement the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act 1989 in letter and spirit, and also to amend the loopholes in some sections of the Act.

Making a fervent appeal to all citizens, the church council urged all to abide by the Prohibition law and to do away with the use, consumption, sale and manufacture of liquor which is injurious to health leading to family and social disorder�.

The press note was released jointly by NBCC president Rev Kuzierang Thou, NBCC general secretary Rev Dr L Anjo Keikung and chairman liquor prohibition committee Rev L Kari Longchar.

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