Supreme Court Refuses To Enterain Plea Seeking Nationwide Liquor Ban

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Supreme Court Refuses To Enterain Plea Seeking Nationwide Liquor Ban

The petitioner said he would approach the health ministry to frame a national liquor policy.

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court today refused to enterain a plea seeking complete ban on alcohol in the country, saying the courts cannot venture into the policy domain of states.

A bench of Justices A K Sikri and N V Ramana said framing of National Liquor Policy is part of the Directive Principles of State Policy under the Constitution and this was the area where the Executive have all the rights.

Ashwini Upadhaya, a lawyer and Delhi BJP spokesperson who had filed the plea, withdrew his petition saying he would submit a representation to the Union Health Ministry for framing of the National Liquor Policy as per the spirit of the Constitution. 

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