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Kerala HC stays govt's liquor supply order

Apr 02, 2020 15:00 IST

The Kerala High Court on Thursday stayed the state government’s order to state-owned Bevco to supply liquor at the homes of those who have withdrawal symptoms. The court order came after a Congress leader opposed the move to supply three litres of liquor every week to those showing withdrawal symptoms at their homes after they obtain government doctors' prescription. On Wednesday, a medical professional attached to the Indian Medical Association also wrote a letter to Kerala HC Chief Justice S Mani Kumar to seek his intervention to withdraw the guidelines There have been rising cases of suicides among the addicts since the lockdown was imposed.

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