The Supreme Court turned down a request on Friday for prohibition or control of the manufacture, sale, and use of intoxicating beverages and substances in the nation’s capital. As it was a matter of policy.
A panel consisting of Chief Justice of India UU Lalit, Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Indira Banerjee ordered the petitioner to withdraw the writ petition. “We will dismiss it until you retract it. This is a matter of policy, “stated the Court. Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, a BJP spokesperson and lawyer, subsequently decided to withdraw the petition.
Before a panel led by Chief Justice U.U. Lalit, Upadhyay argued that he would only pursue a limited request to require warning labels on alcohol bottles because they are dangerous. He also insisted that the youth would profit from a little indulgence in this regard and pushed for warning labels to be placed on the bottles.
The bench, which also included Justices S. Ravindra Bhat and Indira Banerjee, noted that there are opposing viewpoints and that while some claim that alcohol used in moderation is healthy, comparable claims are not made about smoking cigarettes. The bench stated that it had no desire to consider the petition. “We will dismiss this until you retract it. This is a matter of policy, the bench declared.
Ashwini Upadhyay said, “The young generation of youth will benefit from a little leniency in this matter. I just want warning labels on these drinks because they’re dangerous “.
In response, CJI said, “There are ideas and opposing ideas. Some claim that moderate alcohol use is healthy.” Therefore, the Bench also declined to consider the argument. The petitioner asked for permission to contact the Law Commission, pleading with them to allow it. The Court ruled, “No, we will only permit withdrawal.”