SC issues notices to Centre, states on plea to ban lotteries

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New Delhi, Sep 15 (UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Centre and several states which are running lotteries on a petition seeking a ban on lotteries.

A bench comprising Justices B N Agarwal and G S Shingvi issued notices after hearing counsel for the petitioner who contended that families of those belonging to weaker sections of society are being ruined because of these lotteries which lure them through temptation for easy and quick money.

In several cases, workers lose their entire salary in these lotteries and their families have to suffer and many of them find themselves in a debt trap.

The apex court directed the Union government and other states, particularly Northeastern states like Nagaland and Sikkim, where online lotteries are still continuing, to respond to the petition.

Many states have, however, banned these loteries.

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