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Should holidays be dry days?

Republic Day is coming up. While a lot of youngsters may want to party on the National Holiday, liquor shops will remain closed and clubs around town will not be serving alcohol. Do you think National Holidays need to be dry days? 'Poll

entertainment Updated: Jan 22, 2011 12:40 IST

From Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti and Independence Day to Diwali and Holi, there are over 15 dry days in a year. The authorities claim no-liquor sale policy on holidays helps in maintaining law and order but many believe it is hypocrisy. Only bootleggers benefit on dry days, say partygoers.

Wrong, say the authorities. The police and security services need to be extra vigilant on major holidays and dry days aid in their duties, they say. People who love their daily peg argue that they wouldn't mind a dry day once in a while but going without alocohol for 15 days is asking for too much. The argument between the two sides lives on.

Republic Day is coming up. While a lot of youngsters may want to party on the National Holiday, liquor shops will remain closed and clubs around town will not be serving alcohol. Do you think National Holidays need to be dry days?

Poll