Rural Punjab high on illicit liquor from lizard for stronger kick

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  1. parijataka

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    Rural Punjab high on illicit liquor from lizard for stronger kick

    The drug-addled state of Punjab faces a new crisis - illicit liquor prepared with lizard skin, alprazolam tablets and Iodex.

    Dozens of illicit home distilleries located in many parts of the state are producing country-made liquor which guarantees a stronger kick than any other form of alcohol.

    Sources revealed that the liquor mafia is using lizard skins, alprazolam tablets and Iodex, besides intoxicating powders, to make the brew stronger. Earlier, ingredients such as rose petals, zeera and mint were used to prepare homemade liquor.
    Punjab is known for a variety of country-made liquors which are prepared using rice, wheat, maize, jaggery and citrus fruits. Country-made liquor is considered better than the liquor sold at vends.

    On Tuesday morning, the state police raided the Mahalam village under Fazilka district and seized lizard skin, alprazolam tablets and several bottles of Iodex, which were being used to prepare a knockdown brew.

    "We have destroyed over two lakh litres of country-made liquor which was being made in a dozen illegal distilleries in the village. Lizard skin, alprazolam tablets and Iodex has also been seized. Cases have been registered against 23 villagers," Fazilka senior superintendent of police (SSP) Swapan Sharma said.

    The story does not end here. Villagers in many parts of the state prepare and drink strange brews which were till now never heard of. Jalandhar district's Sangowal village is known for its urea drink. The drink guarantees a strong kick.
    People come here regularly in the evenings to buy the drink. Sangowal lies on the banks of river Sutlej and has around 2,000 inhabitants. Sources say half of the population of this village is engaged in brewing and selling the urea drink which is prepared by mixing urea, jaggery and special soil cakes called Gachi or Gachni.

    Preparation of this liquor (called a sharbat to mislead the police) is simple. The ingredients are mixed with water and filled in a tyre tube which is buried under hot sand for 24 hours.

    "We have no source of income except preparing the liquor. It is easy and this is how we make ends meet," a village youth said.

    Some residents of Sangowal also sell smack and heroin. Four youngsters of the village have already lost their lives due to their addiction, but residents, including the womenfolk, continue to sell the 'intoxicating sharbat'.
     
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  3. angeldude13

    angeldude13 Lestat De Lioncourt Senior Member

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    What the hell is wrong with all these pajjis in Punjab??
     
  4. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Well entrepreneurship which was hallmark of parition generation is missing from current generation who have risk to hardship but are chasing easy monet to gain name in fame in short time and so we have such stupid things happening in Pujab now

    And all this because state leadership ob both imp parties doesnt wont to ruin status-quo
     
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    Voldemort Senior Member Senior Member

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    Whats up with Punjab? Doing all the wrong things nowadays.
     
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    Urgh...just the idea made me :sick:
     
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    Voldemort Senior Member Senior Member

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    Dude that is acceptable.
     
  8. Killghost

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    According to me, the drug peddlers are not the only one responsible for this, there are also the people who crave for such alcohol, which make peddlers to produce such kind of end products
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Not just the Daru but Drugs from across the border is coming in huge quantity and the youth is getting destroyed.

    Also the hard working nature of Punjabis is fading and all wanna either go to "Phoren" and do nothing and sing a album.

    Punjab used to be #1 state of India but now pushed lower.
     
  10. Blackwater

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    Badal and badal company ltd


    Badal bro- in - law company unlimited
     
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    Illicit liquor is big problem in 50000000 yrs old Punjab too . U don't get sick idea from there.
     
  12. abhi_the _gr8_maratha

    abhi_the _gr8_maratha Senior Member Senior Member

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    every problem found in world is also found in pakistan.
     
  13. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    No in Pakistan they are all God's Own.

    They do not have liquor in drams, they do it in gallons and MT 70 barrels.

    Can't blame the Pakistanis.

    They have no water to quench their dry and parched throats.

    At the same time, in Indian Punjab, there has to be a greater impetus to employment and possibly with better remuneration in the agricultural sector both for the farmer and the labour, this problem will diminish.

    And the inflow of narcotics by Pakistan with the aim to subvert the youth has to be plugged.

    In turn, we should allow alcohol to flow into Pakistan so that they are happy.



    This will appeal to the Punjabi Pakistanis.

    Note the way the cat on the right talks - typically Punjabi style and attitude.
     
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  14. Neo

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    Narcotics in the region is the souvenir from your beloved afghani friends. It is the largest contributor to the national economy. Karzai's brother has a lucrative farm of his own.
     
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    Not possible without pakis mafia and their efficient distribution system from Asia to Europe
     
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    You are getting fluent in talking from your a*se :laugh:
     
  17. Singh

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    Punjab's narcotic problem is also a cultural issue.


    And the drugs of choices are : Opium sourced from Rajasthan-MP or Heroin sourced from border besides the various synthetically manufactured stuff produced by factories being owned by guess who ? - politicians.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    How is it a cultural issue?

    I have not understood.

    Are you alluding to the fact that mothers working on the fields use opium balls to put their children off to sleep while they work and so it is a cultural issue, since the drug used now is a updated version?
     

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