HC issues notice to govt in plea challenging legal drinking age in Delhi

Ashutosh Gambhir May 25 2018

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Delhi government in a plea seeking quashing of Section 23 of the Delhi Excise Act, which prescribes 25 years as the legal drinking age in Delhi.

The petition filed by one Kush Kalra states that the minimum age for marriage is 18 years for women and 21 years for men, for obtaining license to drive is 18 years, for voting is 18 years, whereas there is no reason provided for having the minimum age for consuming alcohol as . . .

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