Though the laws are introduced to stop people from doing strange things, sometimes these laws itself are stranger. Here are some of the strangest and weirdest laws of our country that will absolutely blow your mind:
1. Only Indian Postal Service can deliver letters
The Indian Post Office Act, 1898 states that only the Indian Postal Service can deliver letters to your postal address. Courier companies can circumvent this, however, by calling them ‘documents’, which they are allowed to deliver.
2. You can’t be a pimp
Organized prostitution like brothels, prostitution rings, pimping is illegal in India. Prostitutes can practice their trade privately but cannot legally solicit customers in public.
3. You need a ‘permit’ to fly a kite, strange isn’t it?
If you are flying a kite without police permission, well you are committing an offense, The Aircraft Act 1934 states that flying a kite without police permission is a breach of the law.
4. If you can vote at 18, Why can’t you drink at 18?
As you all know, you are considered competent to elect leaders at 18, but you need more maturity to handle alcohol than marriage. Really?
5. No obscenity, please!
Whoever behaves or say anything obscene in public is punishable, but strangely the word ‘obscene’ is not defined anywhere.
6. Internet censorship
Under the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 online pornography is illegal. However, you can access it in private. That’s called the law of convenience.
7. Adultery is illegal, but only the man gets the punishment, why??
Section 497 of the IPC, this is a gender-biased law and states that while men can be sentenced to jail but there is no punishment for women and they can go on making as many liaisons with other men as they please.