Consider home delivery of liquor to maintain social distancing: Supreme Court to states

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 08, 2020, 02.29 PM(IST)

Queues at liquor shops Photograph:( IANS )

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"We will not pass any order but states should consider home delivery or indirect sale of liquor to maintain social distancing," said the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court of India on Friday disposed of a PIL (public interest litigation) seeking clarity on the sale of liquor and to ensure social distancing as it is being sold at liquor shops. 

Justice Ashok Bhushan said even asked the states to consider the indirect sale or home delivery of liquor while maintaining social distancing norms and standards.

After hearing the petition, Justice Ashok Bhushan, heading the bench said, as quoted by news agency ANI said, "We will not pass any order but the states should consider an indirect sale/home delivery of liquor to maintain social distancing norms and standards."

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Meanwhile, To ensure social distancing and to stop overcrowding at liquor shops, the Delhi government on Thursday launched an e-token service with a time slot for people to buy alcohol at any nearby store. The Delhi government in a statement said that it took this decision to encourage people to avoid long queues by applying for an e-token.

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