Alcoholic Drinks & Laws With Respect To Drinks in India

Alcoholic Drinks & Laws With Respect To Drinks in India

We love partying and for partying boozing is considered as a perfect buzz and necessity for a lot of youths. Alcoholic drinks are legal in India but there are certain laws irrespective of it which need to be followed by each and every individual in our country.

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Legal Age for Buying and drinking a alcoholic drink in India:-

The legal age for buying and drinking an alcoholic drink in India varies from state to state although there are few states in India where buying & selling of alcohol is completely restricted.

In the states such as Gujrat, Bihar, Lakshadweep Islands & Manipur the sale and buy of alcohol is completely banned and considered as illegal.

In the states such as Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Odisha, Tamil nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal the age of buying, consuming and selling of alcoholic drinks is 21.

In the states such as Assam, Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Haryana, Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Punjab the age for alcohol consumption buying and selling is 25.

In the states such as Goa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Puducherry, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal pradesh the age for alcohol consumption, buying and selling of alcohol is 18.

In the state of Maharashtra age is defined for consumption as per the drink. So, for wine the age is 18, for beer 21 and for other drinks it is 25.

In the state of Kerala the age for alcoholic drinks is 23.

The law has provided the power under article 47 of the constitution of India to each state to make their own rules and regulations with respect to buying and selling of alcohol in their respective states. 

Punishment for drinking in public places:-

One needs to make sure that they cannot misbehave with any person after drinking and if the person is found misbehaving after drinking with any person at any public place then they shall be liable for strict punishment as per the laws mentioned under Indian Penal Code 1860.

It is clearly mentioned in our law that a person found misbehaving or trespassing any public property after drinking shall be liable for a imprisonment of 24 hrs and a fine of rs 10 or both as per required.

Also if a person intoxicated with alcoholic drinks found rash driving or driving then the person shall be liable for imprisonment of six and fine of 1000 rs or both under section 279 of Indian Penal code.

There are strict laws on the drink and run cases which can be seen in the matter of Famous bollywood actor salman khan as well.

Therefore, follow the rules and regulations and don’t do any driving or nuisance after drinking. Drinking should be always for fun not for breaking any rules or conducting nuisance.