Kerala HC rules prohibition of women from working in liquor shops unconstitutional

Responding to a petition challenging the constitutional validity of provisions of the Kerala Abkari Shops Disposal Rules, 2002 which prohibit women from being employed in liquor shops, the Court ruled that such rules were violative of Article 14 and 15 of the Constitution. The petitioners had claimed that they had participated in the selection process and had been ranked as well, after which they were dis-entitled merely on the ground of gender.

Citation: Sanuja. B v. Kerala State Beverages Corporation Ltd., 2016 SCC OnLine Ker 28105