Legal aspect

Class & classification

Print edition : May 01, 2015

A bar in Marine Drive, Kochi. In allowing bars only in five-star hotels, there is an implicit assumption that the rich have higher standards of 'decency' and 'morality'. Photo: K.K. Mustafah

The Kerala High Court’s decision to uphold the State government’s liquor policy limiting grant of bar licences to five-star hotels raises more questions than it answers.
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