There are many things that Indians regularly do without knowing that they are illegal. It’s not that they deliberately do this. That’s because they do not know about it.
1. In Delhi, it is illegal to not make the authorities aware by drumming down the drum at the time of attack of locusts.
According to the East Punjab Agricultural Insect, Disease and Toxic Weed Act, 1949, if locusts attack the city but you fail to report it to the officials by beating drums, then you are liable to pay a fine of Rs. 50.
2. If you get more than Rs 10 rupees then you are committing a crime without reporting it.
According to the Treasure Traction Act of 1878, whatever treasure you get is of the Queen (now the Indian Government). But if it is less than 10 rupees, then you can keep it. If it is of a higher amount, then you have to give it to the authorities. How many of us do this?
3. It is illegal to fly without permit kites.
According to the Indian Aircraft Act of 1934, which says that you need a permit or license to fly the aircraft, you also need a similar permit to blow the kite. What about Makar Sankranti (an Indian festival)? How many of us get permission for this?
4. Dancing at the same platform for more than ten couples together is illegal.
According to Licensing and Controlling Place of Amusement (1960), 1960, if more than 10 pairs appear dancing at the same time, then the law has the power to reduce the number of couples or to completely stop.
5. It is illegal to clean ears and teeth by roadside vendors.
According to Section 49 of the Pantech Act, 1948 Dentist Act, Street Dentistry is illegal in India. What will happen if they charge about Rs 150 for something from you, which can cost more than Rs 10,000 in the office of the dentist? Similar law says the roadside ear cleaning is also illegal. I think poverty is mixed with supply and demand, it ensures that these practices will continue, no matter what the ENT or dental care lobby thinks.
6. Factories are illegal in the factories where working laborers do not have sophistication.
It’s really bizarre. At a time when the workers in Maruti and Honda factories are struggling to meet their demands from their owners, they still have Section 20 of The Factories Act of 1948.
7. Prostitution in India is not illegal. But the brokerage is.
Red Light area exists in some cities and towns of India. You can pay someone for sex, no one can legitimately bother you about it, but if you contact a broker or try to brokerage for someone else, then you Can come in trouble.
8. It is illegal for women to work in factories during the night at factories.
Under the Factories Act of 1948, it is illegal for women workers to work in the night shift. However, most of the women working in factories are poor and their supervisors take advantage of their poor financial position so that they can work whenever they want.
9. Child labor in India is illegal.
You see them on the street side eateries, tea shops, garages, shops and everywhere. Many of them are also working as domestic help. Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act was enforced in 1986 and it was expanded in 2006 and 2008. However, it did not help in changing the scene of child labor in the country.
10. Theft in India is illegal.
This is one of those illegal activities that we do not understand at all. The independent music industry has almost evaporated in India.
Bollywood has also suffered from the flawing piracy industry, and one study has shown that the loss of piracy by the entertainment industry is about Rs 16,000 crore. The 2008 report also mentioned the loss of more than 800,000 jobs in the entertainment industry as a result of piracy.
11. Girl abortion and gender determination.
Both are illegal in India but there are a number of clinics offering related services. We like to think that we are going through those horrible days when India is considered a burden to the girl. The law against gender determination was enforced in 1994, but the number of female fetus abortion has not been reduced.
However, in the beginning of this month, the suggestion of central women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi to make gender determination compulsory was put forth. The idea is to determine sex, register the fetus before birth and find out if the child is born or not.
12. Begging and walking such a racket is a crime.
Begging to begged the Bombay Prevention of Beginning Act, 1959, and the law was adopted by Delhi too. Interestingly, no case has been registered under the Act, which means that there are no beggars in our cities, but we all know what is the truth. This law needs to be strictly enforced, so that children can be wiped out of the racket.
13. Mixing in food
Milk is permissible with urea in the permissible quantity; Rice grains are mixed with stones, raw rice husk oil is mixed in mustard oil and this list is very long. Turmeric powder used in homes is often mixed with pile matanil yellow, which is produced with ingredients such as diphenylamine and metanilic acid, and it can cause cancer.
Many packed water bottles claim to be ‘mineral water without ISI or BIS certification’. Against this, more stringent laws are needed.
14. Selling counterfeit goods in India is illegal.
Another misconduct we really do not mind Many of us belong to the middle class of society but still want to wear good clothes, accessories and shoes. If we can buy products that look like branded and spend less than half, then why complain?
According to recent reports, due to the duplication of replica goods, the Government of India has a loss of 15,000 crore rupees annually. Hotbed is an online marketplace for selling and selling goods and this practice starts in all types of commodity products, ranging from clothes, food to medicine.
15. Tripping on 2-wheelers in India is illegal.
Under Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016, it is illegal to have more than one person on two-wheelers in India. But, as we know, we all enjoy tripling, sometimes even more, seeing that no traffic inspector is watching us.