Comments on: Prohibition policy in Gujarat — a tragic farce? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: munna1312 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:22:50 +0000 Hello,everyone
Is there no way to control country liquor.we r so helpless that we have ban it instead controlling it in a efficient manner,by which tax can be collected without any deaths.

By: raj7211 Sun, 26 Jun 2011 19:02:54 +0000 RI

you will not have to look further, finally a few citizens have taken an initiative to set things in order. Its high time people start doing things which they should be doing.

By: jags Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:49:41 +0000 i am in gujarat since last 15 years,liquor ban is the biggest insult any sane man who associates it with mahatma Gandhi’s principles.bottled liquor smuggled in from adjoining states and sold at more than twice its daru is available becomes obvious that the state govt. officials who are involved in regulating the ban are filling up their pockets instead of the money going to state as,women children involve themselves in manufacturing,selling liqour,it gets them good income.In a way gujarat is teaching its citizens to be cheats and law breakers,to use the system as per their needs.if Gandhiji would have lived in todays age instead of imposing his values on the people,he might have made attempts to evole better social standerds,ethics,morals so that gujarat have strong social values that in a way would regulate misbehaviour of people

By: Happy Mon, 19 Oct 2009 14:14:44 +0000 Easy availability of liquor is obviously not a solution to the problem. I dont think this article even gives a slightest hint of that. It questions the authenticity of the prohibition and the efficiency of the government implementing it.

By: kamna Sat, 25 Jul 2009 10:26:12 +0000 well i truly feel that prohibition should be lifted as soon as serves no has failed in other states of india.

it is obvious when u put prohibition on something it attracts people more,moreover goverment officials are hand in gloves with the smugglers,which results in the increase of price of is a prohibition just in a name and its futile.

instead of educating people about its ill effects and teaching them to have it in small quantity,govt. imposes prohibition.people have been drinking since time immemorial and will continue to do so.

state should ensure the quality of liquor which is being made available to its one is paying heed towards it.

By: Azhar Ahamed - Indian Blogger Fri, 24 Jul 2009 04:24:51 +0000 It is pathetic that liquor tycoons are finding business while more than 100 people fell to the death. Linking the liquor tragedy with prohibition is foolishness. Beuase these types of tragedy occured even in other southern states, even though they didn’t have a prohibition.

By banning the prohibition, it will create only good business ground for liquor products, but not stops death.

By: hp Mon, 20 Jul 2009 06:09:04 +0000 I don’t understand the logic. How removing the ban and selling quality alcohol at high price legally is going to stop poor people from buying cheap non-healthy alcohol ?

I mean you are solving wrong problem with wrong solution :) Vijay Mallya is a businessman, he can say anything to promote his business. People of gujarat have never shown interest in making it legal neither there is a discussion on it for so many years. Solution is not making it legal, solution is to find “those who makes such” poison in name of alcohol.

By: manan Mon, 20 Jul 2009 05:41:04 +0000 Dear all,

After reading the above news, I request you to go in to the depth.

Easy avalability of liquor is not the solution of problem.

Everybody is bound to obey the rules set by government. Once a learned people know that robbery is crime even, signal jumping is wrong, We always try to follow the rules set by govt.

Then why? people dont obey the regulation of dry state. For a poor person priority should be two time meal, education to child, saving, etc…. NOT two time liquor.

dear reporter/news editor I request you to use your brains before such bogus report.

Thank you.

By: azad Sat, 18 Jul 2009 15:15:28 +0000 Startonomics & Chirkut

Agree with your opinions
Back in 80s, in Andhra, an ordinance was implemented and the liquor shops were closed by 11pm daily. The result was obvious. The road accident rate fell dramatically that the teaching govt hospitals were pleasantly surprised. Its true that when I visited family in Gujarat few yrs ago, we didn’t drink wine but , hey, who cares.
Liquor poisoning occurred even in govt run liquor outlets elsewhere. Gandhis state should continue its dry policy. Baron Mallya wants business expansion as we all can see. Even in USA there are some dry towns. Eg. Searcy in Arkansas State. There may be others. Iam not suggesting all states should implement dry law. All Im saying is that Modi, as a committed leader, should continue policies that he thinks are right for his home state.
Even in a fundamentalist country like Iran where alcohol consumption is illegal, people brew it at home using grapes etc. and make it very good too. Like you said people still drink in dry state but discretely within the safety of home environment, which will in turn cut down traffic accidents and excessiveness. By law, all liquor shops should be shut down by 1100 PM daily in wet states. Who is thinking? Politicians are running liquor business in every state. Not in Gujarat I subsume.

By: Statistician Sat, 18 Jul 2009 12:02:29 +0000 People living outside Gujarat, without having feel of ground reality should not comment loosely. And try to bring a negative revolution of lifting the ban of liquor. Instead, they should see how we can control such things from happening.

If a group of people stands and vote that liquor should be banned accross all the states. Group of people wanting to lift the ban would call them either crazy, mad or what not. Similar feelings, mass people of Gujarat would have for people wanting to lift the ban. Always there are exceptions to any system or process. For that you cannot rule out wider benefits that mass gets. LIQUOR tycoons are looking at big business opportunities in this land, so they encourage lifting the ban.
Everything cannot be evaluated at economic growth or leisure. But, there is something called “CULTURE”, which we should try to respect and preserve. After all the richness of human race comes from that. Otherwise, we all are animals.