All Kerala Tobacco Dealers' Association vs. State of Kerala

The court rejected the gutkha industry's prayer for an interim stay of the State of Kerala's gutkha and pan masala ban. Among other things, the court agreed with the finding of the Patna High Court in a similar matter that the Commissioner of Food Safety properly exercised his discretion to undertake a ban of these products.  Finding no illegality or invalidity for the reasons stated by the petitioner, the court refused to stay operation of the ban.