Delhi High Court seeks response from Delhi govt on plea challenging lowering of drinking age from 25 years to 21 years
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave notice to the Delhi government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) appeal testing the bringing down of savoring age the public capital from 25 years to 21 years under the new Excise Policy 2021-22 [All India Bhrashtachar Virodhi Morcha versus Govt. of NCT of Delhi]. The PIL recorded by the NGO All India Bhrashtachar Virodhi Morcha through advocate Vijay Sharma said that the choice to bring down drinking age could build liquor addiction among the more youthful age. A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh looked for the reaction of the Delhi government subsequent to hearing the solicitor. Standing Counsel for Delhi government, Santosh Kumar Tripathi acknowledged notification for the State and requested more opportunity to look for guidelines which was permitted. "Notice gave upon respondents. The standing direction for the benefit of Delhi government looks for time for guidelines. Time conceded. The matter will presently be heard on September 17," the request said. The applicant fought that the time of selling or serving alcohol ought to be equivalent to adjoining states like Uttar Pradesh.
Moreover, it was likewise presented that the choice under the new approach to close government outlets would be in opposition to public interest as the confirmation of a specific degree of value will at this point don't remain whenever left to the freedom of private sellers. Advocate Vikas Sharma showed up for the benefit of All India Bhrashtachar Virodhi Morcha while advocate Santosh Kumar Tripathi and Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi showed up in the interest of the Delhi government. The matter will be heard next on September 17.