Madras judge's views on drunk driving to be taken up as a PIL
news Monday, December 15, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 13, 2014 09.21 am IST One judgeâ€™s views on requirement of enforced prohibition has been taken up by the first bench of the Madras High Court as a separate PIL. Saying that prohibition was a decision to be taken up by the government, the Madras HC has decided to heat the PIL itself, reported the New Indian Express. The judge, Justice N Kirubakaran also felt that many families were drowning in alcohol while drinking water was scarce in most parts of the country, said the report. Despite liquor remaining a â€˜poison to societyâ€™ , the government keeping liquor shops and bars open was solely to gain revenue, he said.Â Liquor sale in Tamil Nadu remains a government- managed service, with the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation(TASMAC) making revenue for the government.Â
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