Indian constitution is quite twisted like a spring and we Indians pay no heed to such topics if it requires a bit of our heads. While the issue might seem like a luxury, there are quite a few laws and rules that might come handy during difficult situations. It is actually not possible for a mango man to know all the rules and laws but there are a handful of essential laws that you cannot afford to miss. Because after all, of the people, by the people, for the people right?
- 1 Want to fly a kite? Get a permit first
- 2 You can use a loo or ask for drinking water at any hotel
- 3 Women cannot be arrested before sunrise and after sunrise
- 4 If a police officer refuses to lodge an FIR, he/she can be jailed for 6 months.
- 5 Traffic police cannot snatch the key of your vehicle
- 6 Live in relationship is legal
- 7 A police officer is always on duty
- 8 Gas cylinder explosion gets you entitled to Rs. 40 Lakh cover
- 9 Fined for not wearing a helmet today? Now you don’t need to worry about it for the rest of the day
- 10 MRP – Maximum Retail Price
- 11 Obscene activity in public can lead to imprisonment for 3 months
- 12 There is no traffic violation law for non-motorized vehicles
- 13 Women can lodge a complaint via email or a post
- 14 A single man can’t adopt a girl child
- 15 Saying obscene words and singing obscene songs in public can lead you to Jail
- 16 Found a 100 Rs. Note? Lucky much but report it to the police station or go to jail
- 17 Suicide is legal but suicide attempt is not
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Want to fly a kite? Get a permit first
It might come as a shock to most of the people but you cannot fly, make or possess a kite without permission, according to the Indian Aircraft Act, 1934.
You can use a loo or ask for drinking water at any hotel
Even if it’s a 5-star hotel, you can simply walk in and use the washroom or ask for drinking water anywhere in the country, absolutely FREE OF COST.
Women cannot be arrested before sunrise and after sunrise
Under Section 51 of The Code of Criminal Procedure, a woman cannot be arrested before 6 am and after 6 pm. And even then only a women officer has the authority to search for and arrest women offenders under strict decency and privacy.
If a police officer refuses to lodge an FIR, he/she can be jailed for 6 months.
In 2007, a Supreme Court Ruling suggested that any police officer refuse to lodge an FIR will be suspended and can be jailed for 6 months to 2 years. Even if the crime has not happened in the area of that police station, you can lodge a Zero FIR.
Traffic police cannot snatch the key of your vehicle
According to Section 128 of the Indian Motor Vehicle Act, no traffic police has the right to snatch the key of your car and motorcycle. If he does so, you have the full right to launch a legal proceeding against the officer.
Live in relationship is legal
Since the laws and rules don’t work on the beliefs of the people in the country, it is alright for two individuals to stay in a live-in relationship as long as they both are ready to stay together. Live-in relationships are considered equal to marriages and the children born out of a live-in relationship has a complete right to inherit their parent’s property.
A police officer is always on duty
Under the 1861 Police Act, a police officer is always on duty. If he witnesses any incident or comes across any information of an incident, he cannot say ‘I’m not on duty’. And after all of that, he can take some time out to have rest.
Gas cylinder explosion gets you entitled to Rs. 40 Lakh cover
If you are a domestic LPG consumer and in any case, your cylinder explodes, you are entitled to a cover of Rs. 40 Lakh in case of loss of life or property due to the explosion.
Fined for not wearing a helmet today? Now you don’t need to worry about it for the rest of the day
If you are fined for not wearing a helmet, you cannot be fined for the same thing again that day, says Automotive (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Although, safety is the first rule and you should not take advantage of it whatsoever.
MRP – Maximum Retail Price
MRP is the maximum retail price of any product, so no one can charge you more than that. However, you have the right to bargain on that product, according to Maximum Retail Price Act, 2014.
Obscene activity in public can lead to imprisonment for 3 months
If you involved in an obscene act in public places you can be imprisoned for 3 months, says Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code. But since the ‘obscene’ is not clearly defined, police usually misuse the act.
There is no traffic violation law for non-motorized vehicles
Non-motor vehicles say cycle or auto rickshaw can never violate traffic rules because they don’t have any traffic violation rules against them. Non-motor vehicles do not fall under the motor vehicles act.
Women can lodge a complaint via email or a post
Delhi Police has issued guidelines which suggest that women can lodge a complaint via an email or even a registered post to the Deputy Commissioner, in case she cannot go to the Police station.
A single man can’t adopt a girl child
In order to keep the adoption clean and safe, the Ministry of Women and Child Development ruled out against a single man to adopt a girl child in 2011.
Saying obscene words and singing obscene songs in public can lead you to Jail
We are too big a fan of Honey Singh and other such artists but make sure you don’t sing any of those obscene songs in public as according to Article 294, you cannot sing any obscene songs, utter any obscene word or ballad in or near any public place.
Found a 100 Rs. Note? Lucky much but report it to the police station or go to jail
Indian Treasure Trove Act, 1878 says that if you find money more than worth Rs. 10 then you should report it to the police station or you could go to the Jail.
Suicide is legal but suicide attempt is not
If you are attempting suicide and get successful then it’s alright. However, if you fail, you are a criminal and you could go to jail for up to 1 year, according to section 309 in The Indian Penal Code.
It’s high time to get aware of our basic rights and laws and become a responsible citizen.