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Church, social organization of Mon on liquor prohibition act
Published on 13 Jul. 2010 1:12 AM IST
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In the backdrop of prevailing issue in Nagaland to lift Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act 1989, Konyak Baptist Bumeinok Bangjum (KBBB) held a consultative meeting on July 11. Konyak Union (KU) Konyak Nyupuh Sheko Khong (KNSK-women organization), Konyak Students’ Union, Mon District GBs’ Union and the Church deliberated at length on the current debate of NLTP Act 1989 issue.
Church and public organizations of Mon district in the consultation resolved to appeal the government of Nagaland to stand firm and strengthen NLTP Act 1989 and opposed any move towards lifting of the prohibition.
It also resolved that Konyak community would continue to protest against any anti-prohibition move either by government or civil societies and stated that it would not subscribe to lifting of prohibition in Mon at any cost “whatsoever happened in other part of the state”.
A press release issued by chairman, consultative meeting executive secretary Chemyuh Konyak and meeting secretary Peihwang reiterated that it was the church, women and students organizations who had initiated mass movement for prohibition of liquor in Nagaland and Mon was the first district to be declared as Dry District in 1988 as an outcome of tireless effort of Church and public organizations.

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