A few things that are illegal in India

In Delhi, it’s illegal to not alert the authorities by beating the drum when locusts attack. According to the East Punjab Agriculture Pests, Diseases and Noxious Weeds Act, 1949, if locusts attack the city but you fail to report it to the authorities by beating a drum, you’re liable to pay a fine of 50 rupees.

If you find money lying around that’s more than 10 rupees, you’re committing a crime by not reporting it. According to the Treasure Trove Act of 1878, any treasure you find belongs to the Queen. But if it’s less than rupees 10, you can keep it. If it’s of a higher amount, you have to report it to the authorities.

It’s illegal for more than 10 couples to dance on the same stage together. According to the Licensing and Controlling Places of Amusement (other than Cinemas, 1960, if more than 10 couples are seen dancing at the same time on the same stage, then the law has the power to either reduce the number of couples or totally shut down the event.

Prostitution isn’t illegal in India. But pimping is.There’s a reason red light areas exist in certain cities and towns in India. You can pay someone for sex nobody can legally bother you about it, but if you approach a pimp or try to pimp someone else, you’re in trouble.

It’s illegal for factories to make women work at night in factories.Did you know that under the Factories Act of 1948 , it is also illegal to make women workers work night shifts?

Oral sex is illegal. Okay, so we know that sodomy is illegal, and sadly, in a hetero-normative society like India, most blink twice over it, but did you know that under Section 377 of the IPC, which decriminalizes ‘unnatural sex’, oral sex is illegal too? Yep, think of that next time you want to ‘please’ your partner.

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Arjun Agarwal

Foodie, Wanderer, Techie, Movie Enthusiast, Artist. Jack of all, Master of One….