Alcohol consumption has always been a very well discussed public health problem in India. But the ethical aspects, with regards to the appropriate age of drinking, are what have emerged as a burning issue. Raising the minimum drinking age to 25 years in certain states of India has heated up this discussion leading to outrage and protest among youngsters across the country. Whether this decision was ethically right or wrong?
This short editorial highlights the ethical and moral aspects as per the standard ethical norms involved with this decision.