A state mourning of seven days will be observed in Tamil Nadu following the sad demise of Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa, who passed away yesterday night at 11:30 PM in Chennai. Post the death of AIADMK supremo, there is a curfew like situation in the entire state, as all government offices, shops, business establishments, market buildings remain shut.
The state government declared that as a mark of respect to ‘Amma’, state-run retail liquor outlets in Tamil Nadu will remain closed from Tuesday to Thursday. Releasing a statement, the Prohibition and Excise Department (PED) said that all shops of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) and bars throughout the state shall be closed for these three days, according to a Zee News report.
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The Prohibition and Excise Department (PED) also directed that other licenced premises selling liquor should also follow the guidelines and remain closed during this period of three days of state mourning. TASMAC is the only retailer of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and operates more than 6,000 shops across Tamil Nadu.