Liquor shops and schools cannot go together. But in many parts of India this scene is very common. Especially in Lucknow where 53 alchol selling shops coexist with educational institutions. The smell and noise of the liquor shops obviously affect the learning atmosphere. Students will also get to know the alcohol sipping habit at the early stage of their lives. It is dangerous to allow these shop near educational institutions. In a commendable move, the Lucknow High Court had ordered the removal of these liquor shops within 100 metres of educational institutions. Read more in The Times of India

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