State cannot hide behind cloak of policy when its action can kill in droves: Madras HC stands by Liquor Shop closure order amid COVID-19

Inter alia, the Madurai Bench of the High Court observed, "When a myopic State policy stands pitted against public health, the natural choice should be to protect the latter at the cost of the former."
State cannot hide behind cloak of policy when its action can kill in droves: Madras HC stands by Liquor Shop closure order amid COVID-19
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The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday expressed its complete agreement with the order passed last Friday by the Principal Bench to close all TASMAC/liquor shops in Tamil Nadu amid the COVID-19 Lockdown.

Today, the Supreme Court is due to hear a plea filed challenging this closure order.

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