Suo Motu v. State of Gujarat & 5

The Petitioner sought to enforce the smoke-free provisions of the India's Tobacco Control Law ("COTPA") with respect to hookah parlors. After an investigation, the Court found that all hookah parlors were operating in accordance with COTPA and its implementation rules and disposed of the case. The Court also noted that the State will periodically inspect hookah parlor establishments to ensure compliance.


Suo Motu v. State of Gujarat & 5, Special Civil Application No. 4857 of 2009, High Court of Gujarat at Ahmedabad (2010).

  • India
  • Jul 12, 2010
  • High Court of Gujarat at Ahmedabad


Plaintiff Suo Motu


  • Ahmedabad Hukka Bars Asso.
  • Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
  • Insaf Trust
  • Police Commissioner
  • State of Gujarat
  • Virasat Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. Thro' Direct. Govindbhai Patel

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