The Delhi High Court has refused to give a direction to increase the size of statutory warning on liquor bottles and packaging, saying it is in the realm of policy making.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Navin Chawla, however, directed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to consider the plea as a suggestion and take a firm view in this regard.
The court was hearing pleas by Delhi resident Ved Pal and by an NGO Community Against Drunken Driving (CADD). They had filed the plea suggesting written and pictorial warnings on liquor bottles against dangers of consuming alcohol and drunken driving.
They have also sought directions to alcohol manufacturers to increase the size of the existing statutory warnings on the alcohol bottles.