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Why not permanent ban on gutka, pan masala, HC asks TN govt

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

The bench here Monday sought to know from the government as to why a total and permanent ban on 'gutka' and 'pan masala' cannot be imposed.

Justice N Kirubakaran and Justice S S Sundar directed the to file a reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking the ban.

''Why not the government is going for permanent ban on the two products, why only a government order has been issued banning them (for a specific period) instead of a total ban,'' the judges asked.

The bench posted the matter for further hearing after two weeks.

The petition sought the ban saying the could cause

The had in 2013 imposed a ban on the items and has been extending it annually by way of an order.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 20:30 IST
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