Recent raids in Farm House party in Vadodara raised lots of rancor and publicity
Ashok’s comments in your column – that social drinking has to be distinguished from abusers of habitual drinking (more in poor) – is appropriate.
In my view the crime is committed in eyes of law, the threat of jail punishment is too harsh. Bootleggers and alcoholic who raise hell at home has to be distinguished from social drinking and punishment should be discriminatory.
1 Fine + commuted jail ( if applicable )
2 Fine and 100 hrs of community service. ( 4-6 hrs a week )
This will save lots of time of judiciary lengthy time of appeals – lawyers expenses – and so on.
In the community service too, there should be choices offered.
The community service can easily monitored by video etc and weekly reporting.
Community service could also be additional part of CSR in industry.
Currently our Prime Minister has a launched so many programs such as
Swachha Bharat – in an adopted village