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Ban on liquor shops operating near highways

The Supreme Court decision to ban states and Union Territories from granting licences for the sale of liquor along National and State highways across the country is laudable. Drunken driving was the main reason behind the large number of road accidents occurring in the country. Liquor remained one of the foremost evils of Indian society. Since the national and state highways are more prone to accidents, Apex court has taken a good decision. It is the stringent laws against drunk and rash driving, proper and effective enforcement of the laws and the tough and sincere judiciary in dealing with the accidents alone could ultimately have a positive effect in dealing with the ever growing accidents.

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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