Alcohol Ban in India – Pros and Cons

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In Favor :-

  • With alcohol ban, problems of domestic violence & financial drain will be reduced.
  • When alcohol is available abundantly, chances of drinking is higher.
  • Total ban on Alcohol in ‘Lakshadweep’ is a big success.
  • Alcohol consumption is highly prevalent in the poorer sections of society. Ban on Alcohol will save them from financial drain.
  • Crimes and accidents will be reduced to some extent.
  • Alcohol addiction is not just a threat to the person that drinks, but also to his/her entire family.

Against :-

  • Supply of illicit liquor will be increased.
  • States will lose revenue from the alcohol sale.
  • Smuggling & liquor mafias will be increased. Smuggling to the ‘Nagaland’ state from the neighboring state ‘Assam’ is an example for this.
  • Use of alternative addictives such as drugs will be increased especially among youth.
  • Many people, who are working in the Alcohol industry will lose their jobs.
  • If Alcohol ban is implemented, people will be arrested and prosecuted for just taking alcohol. That may not be that serious crime to get punished.

Basics :-

  • Alcoholic beverages can be divided into 3 types – Beers (4-6% Alcohol), Wine (9-16% Alcohol) & Liquor ((or Hard Liquor) up to 40% Alcohol).
  • In most of the states of India, ban on Alcohol did exist during pre-independence days, but was lifted after India became independent, except in the state of Gujarat.
  • Till now alcohol is banned in Nagaland, Mizoram, Gujarat, Bihar and Kerala.
  • Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Harayana & Manipur experimented partial or complete ban on liquor.
  • De-addiction centers were opened in places, where the ban is imposed.
  • These days political parties are promising Alcohol ban to woo women voters.
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Situation in other countries :-

  • In 1920s, North America banned Alcohol. But this ban was a big failure. the ban came to end in the early 1930s.
  • In Phillippines & Turkey, restriction on alcohol are there during elections.
  • Sale of Alcohol is illegal in Afghanistan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Yemen due to Islamic faith.
  • In Bangladesh, only Non-Muslims can consume alcohol.

Conclusion :-

Alcohol ban is a good step for bringing down the consumption, but total ban in a single phase may not yield good results. It must be implemented in a phased manner and the sale should be restricted to very few outlets, so that the consumption can be brought down.

Afterwords :- Do you support complete ban on Alcohol? Express your opinions in the comment section below.

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  1. Hello,
    This is Vivek Kumar Shukla .

    According to me, all type of crimes which happen in India ,almost 90 percent are under effect are Alcohol ,because after drinking the alcohol a person losses his mind about what to do & what not to do.
    Domestic violence, murder, rapes etc. maximum are done under the consumption of Alcohol .
    Even the accused of Nirbhaya case did this crime under the Alcohol only .
    So, from my side ,it is big yes that Alcohol should be banned ,if we actually want to stop such kind of crimes .

  2. My opinion alocona should be bann in india parmanently. Drink liquor injuries to health. Because it’s cause domestic violence financial accedent like many thing occurred

    1. While those things are true it can cause health issues and can increase domestic violence and can increase financial problems a total ban will increase crime and violence also as the ban on alcohol in the United States in the 20’s and 30’s has proven. Instead increased education of the effects of alcohol. The use of alcohol reinforces the already present behaviors people. the individual who commit domestic violence are prone to domestic violence and they will continue to commit it without alcohol all that is the proper trigger same for fiscal irresponsibility the need for education starting at a young age along with stiff punishment for those who can’t control their drinking things like rehabilitation, lengthy probation and random alcohol testing with additional punishment for violating probation.

    2. Saying that domestic violence is the cause of alcohol is not true as we see it is merely a way of hiding somebody’s intentions or saving me.

  3. according to me alcohol ban will be a great initiative to save our youth from drugs , but completely banning it would not be a good option because a major chunk of tax is collected form alcohol and other drugs like tobacco . what needs to be done is there should be a card system in which whenever a person buys alcohol entry should be done and it should state how much quantity he bought .
    and this card will be unique and will be linked to adhar card so that people dont have multiple cards in order to buy more . and there will be a limit to each and every person that how much in a month a person can buy , and if he buys more force fully he would have to pay fine or for him more amount of tax can be introduced . in this way according to me we will be able to limit the consumption of alcohol at the same time the govt. will also be able to collect tax , because if we totally ban alcohol the govt. wont be able to collect revenue and the alcohol addicts will also have a problem . so according to me the above solution would be more acceptable.

    1. Education starting at a young age and removal from TV and movies of the glorification of drugs and alcohol will help the most. Along with rasing the legal drinking age and open rehabilitation centers for those unable to pay and follow on support system to help with the continued sobriety and stiff punishment for the committing crimes while under the influence of drugs and alcohol including under age drinking.

  4. According to me alcohol should be bann in india. If it is possible then our country will be save. For alcohol in every sections people are suffer. Specially poor peoples section suffer more because their sons husbend cannot give money for their family maintenance.somewhere we see molestation iffteagin quarrel ing fighting etc. Everything are happening in our society day and night. For cons I can say if it is bann then our government will be looser because alcohol business earn more money so government should take a process if all will stay blessed in our India.

  5. In my opinion alcohal ban is great step becauses its causes domastic voilence , crime, accident, like many things occured.but government should ban it strictly because we always see in news that black alcohal selling by shopkeeper at higher rates in ban states.

  6. Ban on alcohol is good, but it alone shall not work out. Awareness on ill effects of drugs and mental well being / alternative thinking / awareness on high risk behavior/ faithfulness on family affairs are to be seeded. Parental care will help a lot in this subject.

    1. not complete ban if we restrict for our youth we can bright our countries future. because we know that alcohol give important role our economy but that economy is temrory economy and if youth who are addition of aicohol how they handle our countries commands without hard work so partially ban is important

  7. another points are —it will be helpful to curb road accidents in night time,diminish the ill effect on young generations as they think itself as a matter of style,influence of western civilization.

    1. According to me there are two.phase advantages and disadvantages but I’m.talking about advantages of alcohol banned in India I think it should be banned because by banning it violence in families get reduced and it also.reduced the crime.that happen and also reduces the accident which and after this standard will get improve

  8. According to me Alcohol should be completely Banned in India. if Alcohol is banned in India poorer section women like daily wager , labourer they will get relief ,they will be very happy. Most of the labour class people like rickshaw puller , daily wager they work whole day and end of the day they get their remuneration and spend their money to take Alcohol. They don’t want to pay their family even when wife ask them for money to meet the family expenses ,they beat up their wife and children and quarrel with with them. As a result women they have to work to meet family expenses , even they can’t afford their children to go to the school. Secondly if Alcohol is banned, crime will be reduced like rape, molestation, murder.Most of the time we see people involve the bad activities ,that time they were drunk.

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