What did the petitioner’s lawyer say in court?
Advocate Anubhav Singh, appearing for the petitioner Messrs. Punter House Cafe, argued that the officials interfering in the sale and service of herbal tested hookah in the restaurant violated Articles 14 and 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution of India. . The Delhi government was directed to file a counter affidavit on the application. It challenges the Department of Health and Family Welfare’s August 3, 2020 order banning the use of hookah in public places, with or without tobacco, in the wake of the global epidemic.
The government banned hookah
Tripathi said the law prohibits smoking in public places and restaurants and bars also fall under public places, so the Delhi government has banned the serving of hookah. In light of the health department’s order, the court on November 11 ruled that the COVID-19 ban could not be allowed to continue at the expense of livelihood. The court approved the sale of the herbal hookah. The next hearing in the case is set for April 20.