Several states and doctors would prefer a calibrated approach to liquor access rather than a complete ban on sale
On 12 April, a video of a young man distributing free whisky to daily- wage workers in Hyderabad went viral on social media. The man, identified simply as Kumar, later told a news agency that he wanted to help out people suffering from alcohol withdrawal symptoms. “Yesterday, I had noticed that a woman was suffering from convulsions due to alcohol (withdrawal)," he said. “I had a bottle at my residence. So I thought of distributing pegs to such people (addicts)."