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On 5-year-old’s PIL, HC says no to liquor shop near school | India News – Times of India

PRAYAGRAJ: Acting on a PIL moved by a five-year-old LKG student on Feb 19 this year, the Allahabad high court has directed state govt to refrain from renewing licence of a liquor shop adjacent to the school of the petitioner in Kanpur.Petitioner Atharva Dixit had sought directions to relocate the country-made liquor shop in Kanpur city's Azad Nagar and to refrain from renewing its licence for 2024-25, as according to him, distance between the liquor shop and the school was only 30 metres.Since the liquor shop remained open all day and drunkards gathered there, creating disturbance, the petitioner had pleaded for the shop to be removed. While partly allowing the PIL, the division bench comprising Chief Justice Arun Bhansali and Justice Vikas Budhwar restrained the state excise authoritie...