PDP’s senior leader and MLA Zadibal, Abid Ansari, Friday said that opening of liquor shops in the Kashmir valley should not be allowed as its consumption is not allowed in the religion.
Talking to KNS, Abid said that liquor consumption is a “scourge” for the society here and it will destroy youth.
“Opening of liquor shops is completely wrong, illicit and not allowed in religion. It’s consumption and sale is scourge for our society and youth,” Abid said, while referring to the proposed opening of liquor shop at the Srinagar Airport, which was later taken back after outrage.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Abdul Rashid Dawoodi, chairman Sout-ul-Awliya, said that the state government was taken a condemnable step of opening the liquor shop at the airport which is named after renowned Islamic reformer, Sheik-ul-Alam (RA).
“Such steps are unislamic and condemnable,” he said, adding that consumption of liquor and opening of such shops will not be allowed on the “land of sufis.”
The Airport Authority of India today took back its decision of opening the proposed liquor shop at the airport in Srinagar after outrage.