The Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC) Temperance Commission has been protesting against the state government’s plan to grant 30 more bar licenses.
The Commission leaders raised the protest during the valedictory function of a two-day camp organised by the Commission for Anti-liquor Councillors’ Renewal Centre, Kaloor.
“The government, which wanted bars to open only after 5 pm, should never have granted more licences, if there is any sincerity in their stand,” said Charly Paul, president, Temperance Commission. National Mission League director Fr Antony Puthiyaparambil presided over the meet.
Anti-liquor Movement of the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese director Fr George Nereveetil, Fr Paul Karachira, Fr George Pareman, Fr Jose Mappilamattel, C Johnkutty, V P Jose, Chandy Jose, Jacob Mundakkal, Sr Mariyusa, Sr Benissi, K V Johny and K V Chackochan spoke.
People from all religions from across the state, who have been associated with anti-liquor movements, were present.