It is not good to drink alcohol in the historical forts of Maharashtra, you may have to go to jail

It is not good to drink alcohol in the historical forts of Maharashtra, you may have to go to jail
Mumbai: If someone drinks alcohol in the historical forts of Maharashtra, then it is not good for him. Because Maharashtra government is going to take strict steps regarding this. A government minister has indicated that drinking alcohol around historic forts could be punished with a fine or jail or both. The ruling Shiv Sena-BJP government has made such a plan with regard to maintaining the sanctity of the forts. Under which provision will be made to punish those who break the law.

Cultural Affairs Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar gave information about this in the assembly on Monday. The minister said that we will bring a law which will provide for three months in jail and a fine of Rs 10,000 or both. He said his ministry would hold discussions with the Ministries of Law and Judiciary and Home Affairs in this regard. Mungantiwar warned that heavy fines would also be imposed on visitors who vandalize the premises of these forts or pollute the local environment.

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“We will implement various activities to maintain the sanctity and cleanliness of all these forts,” Mungantiwar said. Punitive action will be taken against those who violate the sanctity of these heritage monuments. Reward will also be given to those people who will give information about those who spoil these historical structures.

There are about 450 forts in Maharashtra. These include hill forts, sea forts, urban or rural centres, river-banks or forests etc. in almost every district. Some of the forts built by various Indian or foreign rulers of different dynasties are said to be more than six centuries old. Although many of these are in ruins, some are still in excellent condition.

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Several popular forts that fall on the regular tourism circuit of Mumbai, Pune, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Nashik, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, Kolhapur, Nagpur etc. are visited by lakhs of tourists from within the state and outside. In some of these forts, people have been seen carrying liquor stocks for parties and throwing away empty bottles. Due to which the environment is polluted. In such a situation, it is believed that it may reduce after the proposed new laws come into effect.

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