No More ‘Thekas’ In Uttar Pradesh; Yogi Govt Issues Directive To Remove The Word From Outside Liquor Shops

Words like ‘sarkari’ and ‘theka’ used to be common sight outside liquor shops in Uttar Pradesh. But the words now stand prohibited. Authorities in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday issued a directive to remove the words ‘sarkari’ and ‘thekas’ from outside the shops selling liquor in the state.
The Excise Department officials revealed that it was being done in accordance with the top authorities’ order. Now, the signboards outside the liquor shops will read beer shop or English wine shop or liquor shop.
After the Excise Department’s directive, shops in UP are hiding the now-banned terms with paint on their signboards. Earlier this week, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh made it mandatory to have a license to store liquor more than the prescribed limit at home.