Scores of Ex-servicemen took to the streets of Bihar demanding to seek exemption from prohibition on alcohol on September 2. They handed over a memorandum to Governor Ramnath Kovind terming liquor as Medicine for the forces.
It was mentioned in the protest that more than 1000 defense personnel have been arrested for carrying liquor despite the fact that Army act provide them allocated quota of daily alcohol.
President Bihar state ex-servicemen NK Singh told reporters that alcohol is now part of their daily consumption, no intake would affect the health as they had been taking it for long.
The protesters termed that ban on alcohol as draconian law for the army-men. If a solider is arrested in uniform it would affect his career and it would be for carrying authorized liquor. Singh warned that if the state government failed to exempt them from the new liquor ban law failing the agitation would be intensified.