Supreme Court suggests that States should consider home-delivery of liquor

The Supreme Court, amidst the rising the sale of liquor, suggested that States should consider an indirect sale of liquor to maintain social distancing. The Supreme Court refused to hear a PIL(Public Interest Litigation) filed, seeking a ban on the sale of liquor. “We will not pass any order, but states should consider home delivery or indirect sale of liquor to maintain social distancing,” the three-judge bench said in response to the petition.

There is no legal provision regarding the home-delivery of liquor. Ban on liquor sale was lifted a few days back in some areas, and people were to maintain social distancing, but the petition was filed because people started overcrowding in front of the liquor shops. To regulate the crowd, some states have taken measures like e-token issuing, age-specific time slots and “corona tax”.