The Supreme Court has refused to order on a petition filed for the closure of liquor shops. However, the court said that state governments may consider indirect sales such as online or home delivery. There was a demand to order the closure of liquor shops. The petition said that physical distance is being violated due to crowd, in such a situation, liquor shops should be banned.
States have opened liquor contracts in the midst of a lockdown implemented nationwide due to the COVID-19. There was a lot of concern on the liquor contracts, then the states started taking different prescriptions for it, so that the revenue would also increase and the people would have less of a problem. At some places, a finger is being installed on the finger and at some places home delivery has been arranged. Apart from this, the state is trying many other prescriptions including Corona Charge, e-Token.
According to news agency ANI, there was a huge crowd of people outside a liquor shop in Delhi. Police are removing people because the government has issued an e-token for purchasing liquor now people buy liquor through this token. This decision was taken in view of the crowd at the liquor shops so that the social distance is still followed by people.
In the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, ink is being applied on the fingers of people who buy liquor. Giving this information, District Excise Officer Abhishek Tiwari said that it can be used to trace people in the near future when needed. Apart from this, all customers are being asked to put their name, address and mobile number in the register kept at liquor shops. He further stated that 50 liquor shops have been opened in the non containment zone, but not much congestion has been seen.