"Will the Government listen to this Court?" Madras High Court appeals for State-wide alcohol prohibition

Society would be more peaceful and the dream of Father of the Nation would be realised, the Bench said while urging for the prohibition of alcohol in a phased manner.

The Madras High Court made an impassioned appeal to the Government to prohibit alcohol, while observing that alcohol consumption is the root cause for many evils and numerous offences committed, especially against women and children (M Thaha Mohamed v. The District Collector, Madurai and ors).

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