Tamil Nadu asks Madras High Court to modify order on liquor shops

The bench then directed the AAG to file a petition which will be taken up for hearing.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published: May 10, 2017 3:02 pm
tamil nadu, madras high court, liquor shops, madras hc, hc, high court, madras, tasmac, tasmac liquor shops, aag, petition, grama sabha, villages, local towns, plea, india news, indian express news The court said the state-run TASMAC liquor shops should not be opened wherever there was a ‘grama sabha’ resolution against their location. (Representational Image)

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday urged the Madras High Court to modify its recent order restraining it from relocating or opening liquor shops in residential areas.

Seeking modification of the May 8 order, AAG Venkatramani said the government’s revenue has been affected and there is a huge loss to the exchequer.

The special mention was on Wednesday made before the bench, comprising Justice K. Kalyanasundaram and Justice S.M. Subramaniam.

The court had restrained the government from relocating liquor shops to residential areas, saying the sentiments of people, mostly women, agitating on the issue should be accorded paramount importance as they were the victims of liquor consumption.

The court had also said the state-run TASMAC liquor shops should not be opened wherever there was a ‘grama sabha’ resolution against their location in villages or town or any local body.

The bench then directed the AAG to file a petition which will be taken up for hearing.

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  1. Sankaran Krishnan
    May 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    Hope the Court will not entertain the TN Govt. request for the modification of the court order and instead pose the query what happened to the poll promise given by the deceased TN M Jayalalithaa that TASMAC shops will be closed in a phased manner and in due course of time Prohibition will be introduced ?? Now let them find out alternate ways of income which the deceased CM might have worked out as an alternative and if it is her govt. as claimed let them do it or else go away from TN and vacate the Fort St. Geroge !!!
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