No decision taken to issue licenses for liquor shops: Finance Deptt

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Government on Sunday said that it has not taken any policy decision regarding issuance of fresh liquor licenses in unserved areas in the Union Territory.

“Finance Department has not taken any policy decision regarding issuance of fresh liquor licenses in unserved areas. No list of unserved areas has either been considered,” J&K’s Department of Information and Public Relations tweeted.

In another tweet, J&K government spokesman Rohit Kansal urged people not to believe rumours or half-baked news. The government issued a clarification after different groups slammed government’s proposed move to open liquor shops in Kashmir.

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We reported yesterday that J&K Excise Commissioner had mooted a proposal to set up 187 liquor shops in UT of which 67 were for Kashmir. The proposal was submitted to Finance Department for approval.

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