22
Monday
January 2018
7:58 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
National News
SC Dismisses Pleas For Modification Of Order On Highway Liquor Ban
 
(NEW DELHI,July 13, 2017):In a huge blow to bars and several hotels across the country, the Supreme Court today dismissed their plea for modification of order banning sale of liquor along state and national highways holding that such requests are ‘unprecedented’ and not maintainable.

The bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud also said it will dismiss a petition filed by NGO Arrive Safe Society against a recent Punjab and Haryana HC order allowing the Chandigarh administration to denotify highways within city limits, thus allowing bars and hotels functioning within city limits to re-open.

“We are clear about it. As long as the highways remained highways, sale of liquor within 500 metres was banned. But now they have ceased to be highways. Our judgment was based on intelligible differentia that highways with high speed traffic should be liquor free zones, but traffic is slow within city limits. It said law passed by the legislature or the executive can take away the basis of a judgment but cannot undo or de-legitimise a judgment”, CJI Khehar said.

The court made it clear that it would not entertain any applications from private parties and has restricted itself to interlocutory applications filed by Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh.

On July 4 also the apex court refused to interfere with the decision of Chandigarh administration to de-notify state highways.

The denotification, as in many other states, was done apparently to circumvent an earlier court order that banned liquor sale within 500 meters of state and national highways.

The NGO Arrive Safe had approached the court in appeal against an order passed by the Punjab and Haryana high court on 16 March which refused to quash the notification.

It was contended that by denotifying state highways and renaming them major district roads, the Chandigarh administration had made a mockery of the Supreme Court order of 15 December, 2016 setting out the distance criteria.

Calling the notification arbitrary, the plea noted that the notification does not state the reason or criteria for declassifying some roads from “state highways” to “major district roads” while letting some roads remain “state highways”.


30-year-old medical representative shot dead in Kanpur
SC tranfers pleas on Loya's death from HC to apex court
2008 Gujarat blasts mastermind held by Delhi police
Pak shells areas along LoC, IB in Jammu
Blaze in industrial area in Mumbai; two fire men hurt
India can strike across the borders: Rajnath
Hegde denies having made any anti-Dalit remarks
After ‘junior judge’ recuses himself, CJI to hear Loya case
Man commits suicide at Delhi Metro station
Schools along IB, LoC shut due to Pak shelling in Jammu
Pregnant woman gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh
BSF jawan, among four injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire violation along border
AI flight suffers bird hit while landing in Guwahati
Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel to be Madhya Pradesh's governor
Congress will revoke my suspension, says Mani Shankar Aiyar
EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs
Two civilians killed as Pakistan targets civilian areas, BoPs
I am against Modi, not Hindus, clarifies Prakash Raj
Goa village evacuated after ammonia gas tanker leak
Shiv Sena asks Modi, Shah to clarify Togadia's claims
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Bruce Willis’ Death Wish to release on 9th of March, 2018
 (Jan 22, 2018): While the recently released trailer of the Bruce Willis starrer action thrill  
Trollers say sorry to Gopi Sundar
I never sexually assaulted my daughter, says Woody Allen
Watch short film titled 'Oru Marunadan Pranayakadha' by Mumbai Malayalees
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Pence kicks off Israel visit with Netanyahu meeting
 (Jerusalem, Jan 22, 2018): Vice President Mike Pence kicked off his visit to Israel today wit
Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar delayed
Kabul hotel attack toll at least 22: officials
Ecuador president calls Julian Assange a 'problem'
KERALA NEWS
Dileep has actress attack visuals with him, says prosecution
 (Angamaly, Jan 22, 2018, DG): The prosecution on Monday said that actor Dileep shouldn't be g
Political attacks continue in Kannur
Class 10 student meets with tragic end at Thiruvalla
Sivankutty MLA writes to CM to drop case on Assembly violence
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.