The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) has served a seven-day ultimatum to the Dimapur commissioner of excise with effect from Saturday to close down all liquor shops, outlets and thoroughly check flow of liquor in Dimapur.
The union in a statement said it, along with its constituent units, unanimously resolved to issue the ultimatum in its 4th presidential meeting on February 10.
The union also asked the excise commissioner to strictly adhere to the laid down rules and regulations under Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act 1989.
The union said it will take its own course of action for failure to comply with the ultimatum and that the department concerned will be held responsible for any untoward consequences.
The union said it had in the meeting thoroughly deliberated on the issue of liquor/alcohol and its negative impact on the youths/students in particular and the public in general.
The students’ body further said the NLTP Act 1989 has remained only in papers and not implemented in reality since its inception.
Referring to various analysis and studies, the union said it is found that the excise department has shown so much of leniencies towards the sellers/producers/suppliers of liquor in Dimapur.