Kohima: The Lhisemia Youth Organization (LYO), a tribal youth body from Kohima village, on Tuesday destroyed illegal Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) worth about Rs 20 lakh.
Speaking to reporters at the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) dumping site at Meriema, Salhouru Chielie, President, LYO, informed that about 400 cases of beer and 200 cases of rum were seized from its jurisdiction.
“The sale of liquor within the Lhisemia jurisdiction is totally banned. The liquor seizures were made by the Lhisemia Youth Organization (LYO) since the initial phase of the lockdown period in the state,” he said.
He informed that the Lhisemia jurisdiction begins from the area at Kezieke to Tinpatti till Thizama.
Ketsuse-u Yhome, President of Lhisemiapfu Kroth, the women body of the Lhisemia clan, lauded the youth body for its initiative. She said such initiatives are not meant to target any individual.
“Alcohol is contributing to the loss of lives. Even in the days to come, we must continue such initiatives for the good of our future generation,” she said.
Extending its support to the LYO, a few women leaders joined the youth in the destruction of the seized liquor at the dumping site.
Lhisemia Council, Chairman, Setuolie Keli-o, lauded the youth body for taking the initiative of seizing and destroying illegal liquor. Saying that alcohol is “killing many people”, he acknowledged the LYO for trying to discourage bad habits.
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