Drinking In Goa From Glass Bottles In Public Places Can Lead To Jail Time Now

Wed Sep 06 2017 | 113 Views

Our beloved vacation spot is now under radar once more for illegal drug and drinking activities. Officials have announced that instructions have been giving to arrest people found drinking in the open, under section 34 of the Indian Penal Code, so they insist on keeping drinking on the down low. This drinking ban in Goa comes after the highway ban, open beach drinking ban and many others, where real action hasn’t been taken.

Drinking Ban In Goa

This crackdown comes from the recent complaints. “We received a lot of complaints – both from tourists as well as locals – about people cutting themselves on broken liquor bottles while walking on beaches and swimming in the sea. Therefore, we have given instructions to the police to crack down severely on drinking on beaches,” the SP said, according to IANS

The officials will also be available on whatsapp to deal with garbage, broken glass bits and other litter food on the beautiful beaches. While irresponsible tourism is drowning the beaches with litter and garbage, the officials are cracking down on drunkards and other miscreants. 

What Else?

Tourism minister Ajgaonkar categorically stated that the government will crack down on activities such as drugs, illegal masseur activities and dance bars, said the spokesperson to India Today.

HT reported that “The beaches should be clean and there should not be any illegality on them. We have also stopped people drinking on the beaches. We will not mind arresting them, if required,” state tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told the House.

So no more crazy drinking sessions in Goa. We’re heartbroken, how are you doing?

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Kasturi Roy

Kasturi has a keen interest in the Arts and burgeoning appetite for travel & culture. She engages with her mania for food, for a living. Based out of New Delhi, she's looking to begin a stationery movement, if only to deal with the impending and existing quarter-life crisis.