Goa turns dry as as liquor vendors go on strike


According to The Times of India, liquor vendors across Goa are striking in protest against alleged harassment by the excise department. The excise department wants to limit the flow of alcohol during election time as they fear that it will be used to buy votes. As a result the department has filed 100 cases with around 50 permits being cancelled for violating excise laws.
This is the first time that the wholesalers are striking and it has begun to affect bars and restaurants as stocks dwindle. The liquor industry brings the treasury Rs.100 crore each year.

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