Calcutta High Court allows use of hookah in licensed restaurants and bars

The Court noted that since the West Bengal government has not framed any rules to regulate the use of hookah in restaurants and bars, the local bodies or the police, thus, cannot take action against licenced outlets.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday allowed use of hookah in restaurants and bars in the State after noting that the Central as well as the State governments earn huge revenue by lawful sale of tobacco products [National Restaurant Association of India vs State of West Bengal].

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