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Rishabh Kapur v. Union of India

Rishabh Kapur seeks a prohibition on the direct and indirect advertisement and promotion of the production, sale, and consumption of cigarettes, tobacco products, liquor or other intoxicants on the internet and a direction to the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology to frame laws in this regard. Although the court noted that it could not direct the ministry to frame a policy or legislate, there is no prohibition on the ministry itself from considering the matter. The court accordingly dismissed the matter, but directed that the writ petition be considered as a representation to the ministry to consider and if appropriate express a view within three months.