Laws You Break Before You Die

10:00 am 4 Feb, 2015

Being the biggest democratic country in the world along with such rich cultural heritage is something to be proud off, especially when we have a population of 2.4 billion. There have to be loopholes and shortcomings. So, here we are discussing about the 8 Laws we all break at least once before we die, highlighting the prejudice and frugal mentality of the citizens of our country.

8. Urinating in Public places.

Law: Every state Municipal Corporation Law.

Maybe because of the lack of toilets or due to the urgency, but sometime or the other you might have lost the patience and control to wait till the time you reach a safe and a “Legal” place to urinate/spit. Because according to the law, this activity is definitely considered a criminal offence.

due to the urgency, but sometime or the other you might have lost the patience

7. Breaking Basic Traffic Rules.

Law: Control Of Motor Vehicles Rules Act (CMVR).

Section: 177 MVA or 129 r/w177 MVA or 184 MVA.

There comes those crucial times when the “business conversation on phone” is much more important than the traffic around while you are driving Or you did not really find it important enough to “wear your helmet” because you were just going to get the groceries. We surely believe that reaching office on time is much more important than waiting at the “Stupid” red light.
We surely believe that reaching office on time is much more important than waiting at the “Stupid” red light

6. In a hurry to get our permissions sanctioned from the government?

Law: Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (major).

A teenager wants to get his Driving license at the age of just 16. The adults today are too busy to keep running around for a Voter ID card, they want it at their doorstep the moment they apply for it. Who wants to run around to get their pension approved when an “Rs.500 note” can get it done in a day? In this busy life, we don’t mind spending a few extra bucks just to get ahead in the Que.

A teenager wants to get his Driving license at the age of just 16

5. Let’s admit it, we are racist at some point.

Law: Caste Disabilities Removal Act, 1850.

We might not do it intentionally but somewhere or the other we know that we might have hurt someone’s feelings. Yes, calling every south Indian a “madrasi”, every guy/girl from north-eastern states of India a “Chinki” even for fun is racism according to Indian law.


we might have hurt someone’s feelings

4. Public Display of Affection.

Law: Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code.

Under section 294 of the Indian Penal Code, causing annoyance to others through “obscene acts” is a criminal offence with a punishment of imprisonment up to 3 months or a fine, or both. So, even if you greet your friend next time at a public place with a hug, remember you are breaking the law.

remember you are breaking the law

3. Forgot to buy the ticket?

Law: Section 138 in The Railways Act (1989).

Sometimes in rush hours and on days when we are broke, it might happen that we accidentally “forgot” to buy the ticket of the train/bus we were travelling in. Or we never really knew until a certain period that there is something called “platform ticket” to enter the railway station. We all know that skipping the ticket is a criminal offence according to the Indian law.

skipping the ticket is a criminal offence according to the Indian law

2. Corporate Sector Hiring.

Law: Section 17 of Indian Contract Act, 1872.

The recruitment process for any company is not really easy to crack and there are plenty of opportunists fighting for a single post in a company, but we have a family and end up taking the   (ir) rational decision. This also is against the “India Transparent recruitment process” law.

India Transparent recruitment process

1. Cultural and Educational rights.

Among the 8 fundamental rights in India (Article 19 of Indian Constitution), the 5th one is as follows: Preserve the right of any section of citizens to conserve their culture, language or script, and right of minorities to establish and administer education of their choice. This fundamental law itself is broken due to our prejudice mind set. The picture here says it all.

Cultural and Educational rights

So, we all know that even if we were a law-abiding citizen of our country, knowingly or unknowingly we break the law at least once in our life. The interesting part is that these are not some “crazy” laws that are broken, some of them are Fundamental rights which are being taken away from your beloved ones.

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