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Delhi government seeks list of liquor shops from schools

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Published : Sep 13, 2017, 2:54 am IST
Updated : Sep 13, 2017, 2:54 am IST

The development comes in the wake of the murder of a seven-year-old student in Ryan International and alleged rape of five-year-old girl in Shahdara.

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia
 Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia

New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked schools in the national capital to submit a list of liquor shops near their premises and assured of action if they have objection to their operation in the vicinity. The development comes in the wake of the murder of a seven-year-old student in Ryan International and alleged rape of five-year-old girl in Shahdara.

“Have asked schools to furnish information about liquor shops polluting the atmosphere in their (schools’) vicinity. Such shops will be shut, even if they are in compliance with the rules, if they are polluting the atmosphere near schools,” deputy CM Manish Sisodia said in tweets posted in Hindi.

A senior Directorate of Education official said that according to rules, there should be no liquor shop within the radius of 100 metres of schools. Action will be taken against liquor shops running in the vicinity of schools in violation of the rule, he said.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi