SC upholds Kerala Govt.’s liquor policy

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New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Kerala Government’s policy restricting the sale and consumption of liquor at the bars in five star hotels only and rejecting other hotels serving liquor at bars. VK Biju, a lawyer, said the appeal of the bar owners have been dismissed by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court clearly held that five percent taken by the Kerala Government for the rehabilitation of the workers is doubtful and, therefore, the workers can approach the Kerala High Court and apex court. The verdict came on a batch of petitions from liquor bar owners, challenging a judgment of the Kerala High Court upholding the state’s new liquor policy to close down all liquor bar hotels except those in the five-star classification.

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