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Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay approaches Delhi High Court to seek ban on Intoxicating Drinks and Drugs, says “Delhi has become Liquor Capital” [Read PIL]

Lawstreet Journal 28 Feb 2022 8:09pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay approaches Delhi High Court to seek ban on Intoxicating Drinks and Drugs, says “Delhi has become Liquor Capital” [Read PIL]

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Delhi High Court by Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay [Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v. Union of Indian and Ors] to seek directions to Delhi Government upon prohibiting the production, distribution and consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs, which are injurious to health, in order to secure right to health, guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.

The Capital of Delhi has recently been in light due to its new alcohol Policies that aimed at a three-fold rise in the number of liquor stores. The National Capital also witnessed a vague discount and buy one get one free offer running blatantly on alcohol bottles since few weeks. 

Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay requested through his plea that the Court seeks direction to State Government to carry out ‘Health Impact Assessment’ and ‘Environment Impact Assessment’ of production distribution and consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs in spirit of Articles 21 and 47 of the Constitution. 

Article 21 talks about the ‘Protection of life and personal liberty’. No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law.

Article 47 of the Indian Constitution says that it is the “Duty of the State to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living and to improve public health.  The State shall regard the raising of the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties… Continue Reading...


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