AIMIM leader and member of the legislative Assembly Waris Pathan has written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking a statewide ban on sale of alcohol on December 12-13 on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad. The demand was made along the lines of the meat ban during Paryushan Parab, the rituals of the Jain community.
Pathan demanded that the state government declare the liquor ban across the state for two days on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. “The Prophet Muhammad’s life’s work and his teachings are remembered on these days. The Muslim community takes out peaceful processions to celebrate it in the Muslim-dominated areas of the state and they go to the masjid to read prayers and pay their respects. Considering the sentiment of the Muslim community, the state government must declare a statewide ban on sale of alcohol,” he said.