Karwar: Adult goods should not be sold in medical and wine shops (bars) to school children and those below the age of 18 years, said State Child Rights Commission Chairman Naganna Gowda.
He said that a circular has already been issued by all Deputy Commissioners and Excise Commissioners to wine stores and medical shops not to allow small children to enter wines, bars and pubs and not to sell any drugs to them.
Addressing a press conference at the Deputy Commissioner’s office here, he said that recently, items used by adults were found in children’s school bags in Bengaluru. After this incident, the question is how can the society control the children?, He said.
“This is a matter of shame for the society itself. However, it is in the hands of law that such unnecessary items should not be given to minor children,” he noted.
He added that the Government’s move to lower the age of purchase of liquor is not right. If liquor is sold to such an age group, the licence of the shop should be cancelled, he suggested.
“Not only business, but the protection of children is also important here,” he said