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India’s high court upholds alcohol ban for Kerala

New alcohol legislation could have a major impact on tourism in the area.
New alcohol legislation could have a major impact on tourism in the area. Image by Christian Haugen / CC BY 2.0

The High Court in India has voted to uphold the ban on alcohol in Kerala in a major blow to bar owners across the state. The ruling means that the sale of alcohol will now be restricted to five-star hotels and government-owned liquor shops, a move which is expected to have knock-on effects on tourism to Kerala. However, many locals support the ban, citing the damage caused by alcoholism in the state. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com