Restrictions also in 1.6 km radius of Haridwar, Rishikesh Municipal Corporation and Piran Kaliyar
Excise department issued notification, an order passed by the high court
Liquor shops will not be opened in eight pilgrimage sites including Chardham in Uttarakhand. The liquor shops will also be banned in Haridwar and Rishikesh Municipal Corporation and 1.6 km area of Piran Kaliyar. A notification in this regard has been issued by the Excise Department.
Haridwar and Rishikesh shrines were earlier in the municipality area, but have now become municipal corporations. With the formation of Municipal Corporation, their scope has increased. The notification states that no liquor shops will be opened in the Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Purnagiri, Reetha Sahib, Hemkund Sahib, and Nanakmatta pilgrimage sites.
In the Excise Policy, the above places have been declared fully alcoholic
Excise policy is mentioned in the notification. It mentions that in the Excise Policy, the above places have been declared as fully alcoholic. If the official sources are to be believed, then the state government has to issue this notification in the light of the order passed in the High Court.
On August 29, the High Court passed an order in DK Joshi vs State of Uttarakhand and others to declare prohibition of alcohol in Chardham and all pilgrimage places.