Mangaluru: Wine shop owners provide pandal for customers in queue

Mohan Kuthar

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, May 4: Owners of Thokkottu High Spirits shop had marked the floor in the front of the shop with chalk for people to stand after directions were received on Sunday to open liquor shops. They have also put pandal in front of the shop so that the customers may not be tired standing in the scorching sun. Such facility was not provided anywhere else in Mangaluru. Liquor lovers in Thokkottu were protected from the heat of the sunshine due to the pandal.

Workers who were receiving rice donated since the last 39 days surprised by standing in the queue. The workers who had come in the vicinity of Thokkottu for construction work were stranded due to lockdown. The workers who were starving were donated rice by Sai Pariwar, Thokkottu. The donors are saying that were sad that the workers were standing for liquor.

Customers were standing for liquor at Thokkottu, Kotekar, Beeri, Talapady, Ullal and Nithyanand Nagar the whole day long. The customers who stood for hours were dissatisfied when the stock got over in the evening.

Ullal municipal commissioner and Covid -19 nodal officer Rayappa swung lathi to liquor customers in Thokkottu and Ullal threatening them and warning the wine shop owners for not maintaining social distance.


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  • ESerrao, Mangalore

    Wed, May 6 2020

    When a drunkards fall nobody there to lift them up. When economy falls only drunkards lift the economy !

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  • Allan, Dubai

    Tue, May 5 2020

    Is this necessary to open wine shop or Liquor shop.
    World is suffering to get food and health concern

    Here people are dieing to get Liquor

    What a ahame

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    Tue, May 5 2020

    The government should have asked the persons who had come to bring liquor to bring ration card and adhar card and the same should be entered in the bill.No liquor for green ration card (bpl). because they are person who are poor and government is feeding them with free food.. Hope infuture the government may pass the order.

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Tue, May 5 2020

    Why was municipal office swinging lathied
    Tell the public in nice way sure they will listen .
    This guy is showing is power by swinging ,lathi & threatening owners.
    Our Mangalore people are respectful then Mandya & hasan
    Send Rayapa there only if he is soon keen in swinging lathi

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  • Jd, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    All those lined up here, please avoid taking free ration or financial assistance. You have money for liquor, you surely have for food essentials

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