9 Legal Laws and Rights Every Indian Should Be Aware Of
The justice is same for every one inside country and every country makes laws to maintain the rights of people. As a citizen of India everyone should know their country’s laws and rights. You never know in what time these law can help you.
Most of us are still unaware of some basic law that can be life saver some times.
To make our audience more informed and empowered, we did a little digging and found some important laws that everyone should know about.
Here are some Legal Laws and Rights Every Indian Should Be Aware Of
#1 A women can be arrested by a female officer only
Male officers have no right to arrest a women even women can refuse to go to the police station after sunset and before sunrise. According to Sec 46 of Criminal Procedure Code if there are any exceptional circumstances a male officers can get a written permission from Judicial Magistrate to escort a women.
#2 Unmarried couples can not be denied for rooms in hotels.
There is no such law for unmarried couples which deny rooms in hotels according to The Hotel Association of India (HAI). Choosing to stay together is a personal choice and falls under freedom of movement, which cannot be restricted
#3 A girl child cannot be adopted by a single man.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has stated this rule to make safe and clean adoption of girl child.
#4 Business owners can not fire Pregnant women.
Maternity Benefit Act 1961 states that pregnant women cannot be fired from their jobs for no reason.
#5 Kissing at public place is not a crime
According to Section 294 of Indian Penal Code obscenity in public is a criminal offense but that doesn’t deny kissing or hugging. Yes you can kiss or hug your partner in public.
#6 LPG consumers are covered under insurance of 40 lacs
Many of us unaware that we have Rs. 40 lac risk cover in case of damage due to cylinder explosion. The damage includes loss of life or damage to property.
Around 10,000 incidents of cylinder explosions take place in different part of the country every year. Instances of death in such incidents are low, but cylinder explosions cause maximum damage to houses and properties, besides Injury to people, most people don’t claim this insurance amount because they are unaware.
#7 The legal drinking age vary from state to state in India.
The liquor consuming age is 18 for Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Sikkim, Andman Nikobar Islands and Mizoram . While Delhi, Haryana, Punjab is on the top with minimum age of 25. In remaining states the legal drinking age is 21.
#8 Live-in relationships are not illegal.
Though the concept of live-in relationship is considered immoral by our society, but is definitely not illegal in the eyes of the law. The Supreme Court states that living together is a right to life and therefore it cannot be held illegal.
To protect women under Domestic Violence act, It is cleared that live -in relationship are considered to be equal to marriage If certain conditions are met. These condition includes sexual relationship b/w partners, having children and managing financial or domestic needs together.