With Diwali round the corner, several gambling dens have become active. In view of the peaceful celebration of Diwali, Hindu Parishad appealed to the Bajali administration to stop illegal gambling during the celebration.
Hemanta Talukdar, president of Hindu Parishad, alleged that illegal game in various remote areas of th district led to the misuse of time and money of young people as well as society at large.
Talukdar said, “Earlier during the Diwali celebration in the Bajali district, some gamblers allegedly ran an illegal game in remote areas. Diwali is the festival of lights and not gambling. We know the Assam police, and district administration is working day and night against illegal activities. Hope the Assam government and the district administration will look into the matter.”
While speaking on the issue Cauvery Sarma Deputy Commissioner of Bajali said, “Yes, we too don’t want gambling in the district, directed Superintendents of Police to be vigilant.”
Assam is an Indian state that sees gambling as a problem. The state laws use the Public Gambling Act, 1867 as a foundation, while further enforcing it with The Assam Game and Betting Act, 1970. The result is a strictly regulated state where most games and betting in any form are illegal.
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