Bihar liquor ban: Nitish govt to approach SC against Patna HC order

The government had first banned the manufacture, trade, sale, consumption of country-made liquor since 1 April, but later imposed a blanket ban on all types of liquor including foreign liquor in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2016 1:27 pm
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The Bihar Government has decided to move Supreme Court against the Patna High Court’s order striking down its liquor policy. The high court had last week lifted the ban on liquor imposed by the Nitish Kumar government earlier this year.

The court in its verdict had said that the ban is ultra vires to the Constitution and hence not enforceable.

 

The government had first banned the manufacture, trade, sale, consumption of country-made liquor since 1 April, but later imposed a blanket ban on all types of liquor including foreign liquor in the state.

Talking about the positives of liquor ban, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, “Now people not wasting money on alcohol like before, that money is being used in better ways, financial situation improving.”

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    UN Han
    Oct 2, 2016 at 10:25 am
    Liquor is responsible for all sorts of crimes. Prohibition is the only solution to bring down crime rates.
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      kamath Ramesh
      Oct 2, 2016 at 10:15 am
      Nitish exhibiting his mental imbalance. It is laughable that manufacturing the liquor is not an offence but consumption is. He wants state can produce the liquor and supply to other states. He wants to destroy other states by supplying liquor and he save his state by banning. More surprising is punishment to w family if anyone is found violating law. Some more ridiculous sections are said to be there in the law which is more draconian than the law of emergency.
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        Sunil Shejwalkar
        Oct 2, 2016 at 11:14 am
        Very true. It is said that don't do unto others what you wouldn't do unto yourself.
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          Sunil Shejwalkar
          Oct 2, 2016 at 10:17 am
          If at first you don't succeed try again!!! Bihar's Sushasan Kumar may well end up turning Bihar around economically if he shows even a fraction of the diligence he is showing in banning alcohol for good governance.
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