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A Killer Mix

Illicit liquor kills the poor, but most culpable is the short-sighted excise policy.

Liquor Tragedies : Many-Sided Problem

More than 22 people have died and over a 100 are in hospital after drinking illicit liquor bought from a licensed liquor vend in Noida near Delhi. The administration’s response – sympathetic noises and belated and ineffective police action against the culprits – is part of a script that has run many times in many places with small variations. Only last month in another liquor tragedy, in UP this time, the scenario was much the same, as it was in recent similar episodes in Chennai and Kerala. In fact the sameness of the circumstances is so remarkable that one wonders why there has not been any attempt to look at the problem more comprehensively.
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