Prohibitory orders are not implemented seriously or sincerelyKerala had shown an example by prohibiting smoking in public based on a verdict of a division bench of the Honorable High Court in 1999. the decision of the Court was on the basis of a detailed study about the consequences of smoking on the public. Smoking affects more on the passive smokers than the person himself, thus it is a social problem. This was a major reason pointed out by the Court while giving the verdict.
This verdict of the Court attracted the attention of all in and out of the country, because the cigarettes in Indian market are mainly produced by multinational companies. From the Government's side action was there by entrusting the police to implement the order, and naturally the Police was vigilant for a few weeks, even the shops were reluctant to sell cigarettes during those days (Many shops have stopped selling them even now), but slowly the net was loosened. Now smokers are there in public places. One good result, most of the reception functions, as marriage receptions, are now not keeping smoking materials in the open.
Sale of Pan masala was also prohibited, but implementation action was a failure and the materials are available in markets, perhaps the name changed, only thing that it now costs more !
Another prohibited thing is begging in public. There also the action from authorities is not up to mark. In front of Churches, temples, etc. one can see beggars scattered in plenty. It is said that these people are being controlled by certain mafia groups and are brought by them to the spot everyday in a vehicle. Many of them become thieves in night time. Police is inactive as far as controlling this beggars' menace.