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What's Wrong With Our Rights

Citizens fighting for their rights keep alive the spirit of the Constitution

What's Wrong With Our Rights
Photograph by AP
What's Wrong With Our Rights
outlookindia.com
2018-09-14T20:33:46+05:30

Archaic Laws

  • Section 497, IPC Only men are punished for sexual ­relations with a married woman
  • Indian Prisons Act Male prisoners can be whipped on their buttocks up to 30 times as ­punishment for offences in prisons
  • East Punjab Agricultural Pests, Diseases and Noxious Weeds Act 1949 Drumbeats can be used to ­summon men to deal with locusts and other ­agricultural pest; ignoring it leads to 10 days in prison
  • Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 India stopped sending ­telegrams five years ago, yet the law on ­telegraphs exists, ­outlawing ­possession of ­telegraph wires
  • Indian Treasure Trove Act, 1878 If you find buried treasure worth more than Rs 10, hand it over to the Queen of England or else you can be sentenced to a year in prison
  • Indian Post Office Act, 1898 You can send ‘documents’ by ­private courier, but...
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