NewsBriefs BUTTONS

New Liquor Laws in Delhi Restrict Alcohol Consumption


July 1994

In May of this year, Delhi's new liquor law restrictions went into effect. The law forces restaurants to provide separate areas for drinkers and non-drinkers. The law also creates 45 dry days a year, instead of 27, and limits the amount of liquor an individual may possess at any one time. The city government, dominated by the zealous Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party, has decreed that no one may possess more than eight bottles of IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) and no more than twelve bottles of beer. (John Rettie, "Dry Run for Delhi Drinkers," Manchester Guardian Weekly, 5/15/94, p. 3)