Liquor Prohibition In Gujarat

Dear Lawyers I am from state of Gujarat where prohibition is in force by Govt.. In Gujarat any Indian citizen other than residents of Gujarat are given liquor permit. My question is that is it violations of Fundamental rights i.e equality before law as Gujarat Govt is not giving liquor permit to local Gujarati because of place of birth.. so can any one file petition for the same. Thanks & Regards Ashok Nathani

Hello Ashok,

I don't think that the liquor permits to tourists from abroad or, from other states of India is in any prohibition of the fundamental right to euality before law. The permits are simply provided to tourists because there cannot be expected to be used to the total ban on liquor, since they don't live in Gujarat. Whereas, as I searched, there have been various past PILs against the liquor ban, but the Court has not entertaining such PILs.




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