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Remove liquor vends from religious towns, demand Haryana khaps

Rohtak (Haryana), Dec 5: Having strongly raised their voices for amending the Hindu Marriage Act to ban marriages within the same gotra and same village, Haryana's khap panchayats have now decided to launch a campaign
India TV News Desk December 05, 2012 11:28 IST
India TV News Desk
Rohtak (Haryana), Dec 5: Having strongly raised their voices for amending the Hindu Marriage Act to ban marriages within the same gotra and same village, Haryana's khap panchayats have now decided to launch a campaign to get liquor vends shut in religious towns across the state.



The khaps - who constitute a socio-political grouping in Haryana - say that liquor shops located in religious towns not only hurt the sentiments of local residents but also of devotees who come from far-flung places toffer prayers.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of office-bearers of around 20 khaps in Jhajjar town, 60 km from New Delhi, a senior khap leader said here.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ahlawat, Dalal, Jakhar, Dhankhad, Birhod 12, Bahu 17, Khuddan, Chahar, Kinha, Kadian and Jhajjar 360 khaps, the Haryana Dhankhar Sabha and others.