SC notice to Kerala on plea against its new liquor policy

New Delhi : The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Kerala Government on a plea challenging the High Court’s decision to ratify the new liquor policy that restricts foreign liquor bars to five-star hotels only. A bench headed by Justice AR Dave issued the notice yesterday on a PIL filed by Kerala Classified Hotels Association. Last year, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the state government was in favour of total prohibition and had added that from April, only five-star hotels will be granted bar licences.

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