Fearing repeat of Little India riot, Singapore government imposes alcohol ban at Hindu religious festival of Thaipusam - report

NDTV.com, 15 Jan 2014
Singapore will impose an alcohol ban in the area where the Hindu religious festival Thaipusam is to be celebrated on Friday, police said.
The ban would be in force from 6 pm tomorrow to 6 am local time till next Monday in the Little India precinct, where weekend alcohol ban is imposed during weekends following the December 8 riot involving some 400 migrant workers from South Asia.
K Shekaran, chairman of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, said, "We have informed all devotees through guidelines that consumption of alcohol and smoking is not permitted within the processions route." Full story
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