Tuesday, November 27, 2001

We have all heard the phrase the law is an ass.
To get an idea of just how dumb an ass it is, check out this page of Redundant Laws from Vakil No 1.

Did you know that about two-thirds of our laws have not been used in independent India.

The one-sentence 1836 Bengal District Act empowers the Bengal government to create as many zillas as it wants.

Under the Indian Sarais Act, 1867, it is a punishable offence for ‘inn-keepers’ not to offer free drinking water to passer-by. Recently, a Delhi five-star hotel was taken to court by the municipal corporation on the grounds that the hotel was not doing so

Thanks to the Prevention of Seditious Meeting Act, 1911, an independent India can still disallow a prisoner from wearing a khadi Gandhi Cap.

Under section 14 of the Hindu Marriage Act, a couple cannot get a divorce within one year of the marriage, even if one of the parties is found to be insane or a warranted criminal.

While you are at it, also check out Dumb Laws from around the world.

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