Torechu, who was speaking at a seminar on Liquor Prohibition organized by Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) Women Department for Associations' women presidents and secretaries at its Platinum Hall here on Friday, said the Act prohibits the sale of liquor and issuance of license but it does not stop an individual from consuming liquor, as there is no such law within the Act.

He, therefore, called upon all stakeholders, churches and civil societies to join hands with the government in implementation of the Act.

The seminar resolved that the NBCC Women Department along with its affiliated women associations would uphold the prohibition Act and urge the state government to check the loopholes.

The NTLP Act 1989 was enacted in the state following the demand of the Church bodies to declare Nagaland as dry state.


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