After 4 Years, Total Prohibition On Wine Shops To Be Back In Mizoram

Liquor Prohibition Act

There was a total prohibition in Mizoram from 1997 till January 2015 with the Mizoram Liquor Total Prohibition Act in force in the state 

Aizawl, March 9, 2019

Four years post the opening of wine shops in Mizoram by the previous Congress government of Lal Thanhawla, the state cabinet has approved the liquor prohibition bill in the state.

The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on March 8th, 2019 approved the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition Bill, 2019, the official said. The Bill would be introduced in the Mizoram Assembly during the Budget session scheduled from March 20th, 2019.

The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) led by Zoramthanga had promised during the state Assembly election in November last year that if voted to power it would ensure total prohibition in the state.

After sweeping the Assembly elections last year, Zoramthanga said that as promised by their party, they would impose a total prohibition on liquor in the state.