Saptari bans liquor sale near no-man’s landThe Saptari administration has banned the sale and consumption of liquor in no-man’s land and it’s periphery along the Nepal-India border points in the district.
The Saptari administration has banned the sale and consumption of liquor in no-man’s land and it’s periphery along the Nepal-India border points in the district.
All party meeting, chaired by the Chief District Officer Surendra Paudel, has decided to ban the sale and consumption of all kinds of alcoholic beverages in the areas up to one kilometre from no-man’s land.
Many liquor shops have been operating in the Nepal-India border areas after a ban on alcohol was imposed in Bihar, India.
It has been reported that alcoholic beverages are getting smuggled to Bihar from the liquor shops in border areas. The district administrators of Bihar have been requesting Nepali authorities to stop the sale and consumption of alcohol in the border areas.
The liquor business in border areas has flourished in recent times as people from Bihar enter into Nepali territory for alcohol consumption. Saptari administration said they have decided to ban the sale and consumption of liquor to control the unlawful activities in the border areas.
According to the all party meeting’s decision, the licensed liquor shops are allowed to sale liquor until 8pm and the licensed restaurants are allowed to operate their business only up to 8:30pm. The meeting also directed the people to stop the sale and consumption of liquor near schools and religious sites.
A large number of liquor shops are being operated in the northern and western entrances of the famous Chinnamasta Temple, according to the locals.