Indian Dental Association of U.P. State and Another v. State Of U.P. and Another

In a further development of this case, the court recognizes the directions of the Federal government requiring the state of U.P. to place restrictions on the sale and distribution of “pan masala” or “gutka” that contains tobacco.  Here the court recognizes the State’s failure to implement the required restrictions and the existence of similar restrictions, with court approval, in other Indian states.  The court demands implementation of the regulations within 14 days and threatens to issue a mandamus demand to the state government and the food business operators if the regulations are not implemented.


Public Interest Litigation (PIL) No. - 19126 of 2012

  • India
  • Sep 17, 2012
  • Allahabad High Court


Plaintiff Indian Dental Association of U.P. State and Another

Defendant State Of U.P. And Another

Legislation Cited

Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011

Art. 21 and 47 of Constitution of India

Food Safety and Standards Act 2006

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