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Supreme Court bans liquor shops on national, state highways across India

Supreme Court has ordered a ban on all liquor shops on national as well as state highways across the country. The Apex court made it clear that licenses of existing shops will not be renewed after March 31 next year. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur today also directed that such shops must be at least 500 metres away from highways. The bench also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao directed that all ads indicating presence of liquor vends will be prohibited on national and state highways.
The court was hearing petitions challenging various high court verdicts which held that liquor shops be located at a distance from state highways so that they are neither visible nor accessible to the commuters.