Residents oppose liquor shop

Residents oppose liquor shop

There is a need for bringing an amendment to the law to prevent bars functioning in residential areas, said Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader.

He was speaking after receiving the memorandum from protesters, who were opposing the opening of a bar near Talapady Narlapadil on Monday. "After the Supreme Court's order, the bars situated beside the highway are being shifted to residential areas. There is a need for a tough law to check the setting up of bars in residential areas. The issue of opening a bar at Talapady Narlapadil will be brought to the notice of the Excise Minister and Excise Department", said the minister.

'Villagers not consulted'

Karnataka Gadinadu Rakshana Vedike President Siddeeq Talapady said that while issuing the permit, the gram panchayat has not consulted the villagers.

"If the bar is allowed to open, then we will hold a protest by locking Talapady gram panchayat," he warned.

Taluk Panchayat member Surekha Chandrahas said the opening of a bar at Narla will pose inconvenience to the residents, especially women.

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