THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There would be serious consequences if the government went back on the decision to enforce a liquor ban in 10 years, Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliyar, general secretary, All-India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulema, said on Friday.
“The State Government should close down five-star bars also if the Supreme Court feels that there is discrimination in allowing them alone to operate. On the other hand, it will be highly improper to allow other bars also to operate on the grounds that five-star bars are granted an exemption from the ban,” he said.
Aboobacker Musaliyar was speaking after inaugurating a meeting held here in connection with the annual Karanthur Markaz conference.
“The people of Kerala have welcomed the announcement regarding the liquor ban with much hope.
“But when things have come to a pass, the government is fumbling around. If the government goes back on its decision to ban liquor in a phased manner, it will have to face strong opposition,” he said.