MaltMarch shall strive to accelerate the pace of removing alcohol prohibition in Gujarat by:
- Providing rationale, hard data and facts against prohibition
- Jointly involving various institutions, social activists, and organizations to work together towards removal of alcohol prohibition
- Creating transparency and suggesting a framework for gradual removal of prohibition to cope with the social and regulatory change.
The Inspiration for Malt March
'Malt March' comes, ironically, from Gandhi's Dandi March (also called Salt March) 75 years ago, which protested the salt laws of the British rule in India. Gandhi, who also said that you have the duty to disobey unjust laws, was the chief proponent of an alcohol-free India. One of the main objectives is to make a case that the context under which Gandhi instituted prohibition is not valid today. Today, alcohol prohibition in Gujarat is an outdated, corruption and crime breeding, short sighted law which must be systematically removed. Keeping up with Bapu's spirit, the Maltmarch community plans to march to the Sachivalay and have a drink in defiance of the prohibition law (date undecided).