State-run retail liquor outlets in Tamil Nadu will be closed for three days from today as a mark of respect to departed AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, the state government said.
The Prohibition and Excise Department said in a communication that all shops of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) and bars throughout the state be closed on December 6,7 and 8 “as a mark of respect to late Selvi J Jayalalithaa.”
It also directed that other licenced premises selling liquor should also remain closed during the period.
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TASMAC is the sole retailer of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and operates more than 6,000 shops across the state.