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Bihar erupts in joy as liquor ban comes into force

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PATNA: Bihar went into celebration mode as the ban on liquor finally came into force from today.

Especially, there is jubilation in women’s camp since they were quite worried over the drinking habits of their family members turning their lives into a virtual hell but a new act of the Nitish Kumar government has suddenly brought cheers into their lives.

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“It’s a beginning of a new dawn in our lives. You don’t know how much happiness the government move has filled up in our wretched lives. We will always be obliged Nitish Kumar,” remarked Shivkumari Devi of Dighwara panchayat in saran district.

“What we failed to do in the past 31 years will automatically come to an end with the new order of the government,” she added, wearing a big smile on her face.

She along with other woman Usha Devi also observed a day-long fast on Friday to express their gratitude for the chief minister.

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Hundreds of women also took out rallies and procession across the state to express their happiness over the liquor ban. Mahila Dasta and Women Brigade activists looked quite more active, taking out a mock ‘funeral processions’ of the liquor to express happiness over ‘death’ of liquor in Bihar.

Till late Thursday night, authorities in Bihar destroyed over five million liquor bottles by getting them crushed under the wheels of tractors and dumpers as the stench of flowing liquor on the streets filled the air. The value of the destroyed liquor is stated to be over Rs 30 million.

The government enforced liquor ban in the state to fulfill his pre-poll commitment to discourage the habit of drinking among the populace which is described as the main cause of domestic violence.

Featured Image caption: Liquor bottles being crushed by dumpers in Patna

Image Credit: Supplied

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