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Bihar village decides not to attend last rites of alcoholics


PATNA: Villagers in Bihar have decided not to join the last rites of persons dying from consumption of alcohol.

The villagers from Sabdalpur panchayat under Kasba block in Purnia district took this decision early this week, angry at the continuing nuisance by the alcoholics in the areas.

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Residents say the alcoholics had been causing ruckus at the village on daily basis even though the state had banned liquor three years ago. Especially, the incidents of eve-teasing had become a routine affair.

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Eventually the villagers held a meeting at the village and took a decision about not attending the funeral procession of persons dying from alcohol consumption. The meeting was chaired by local Mukhiya Shamina Khatoon.

The meeting also decided to boycott liquor traders as well as gamblers. A copy of the resolutions passed at the meeting was later communicated to the local police.

Bihar has already imposed total prohibition in April 2016 yet the recovery of huge consignment of illict liquor goes on unabated in the state.

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