Living in India we should know about our rights and laws. People often mislead some laws and rights and some laws and rights are now changed, but most of us are not update about the change. We, as an Indian community are unaware of many laws and rights. So, in this article, we will be telling you 10 eye-opening laws in India that you might not be aware of. Here, have a look!
1) One can use the washrooms and ask for drinking water in the hotels for free at any time.
This law comes under Sarais act, 1867. According to the law, you can ask for washroom anywhere for yourself and your pet.
2) Kissing or hugging in public is not a criminal offense.
3) Pregnant women cannot be fired from their jobs.
According to Maternity Benefit Act 1961, a pregnant woman cannot be fired from the job.
4) A woman cannot be arrested after the sunset and before sunrise.
5) The law does not state that unmarried couples can be denied rooms in hotels.
According to the Hotel Association of India (HAI), there is no such rule to deny unmarried couples rooms in the hotels.
6) Women offenders can be arrested only by women officers and that too only between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This law comes under Section 51 in the Criminal Procedure code, 1973.
7) A single man cannot adopt a girl child.
In 2011, the Ministry of Women and Child development passed this law for safer adoption.
8) A woman can lodge an FIR at any police station, irrespective of the place of crime.
9) Women can file a complaint via an email or registered post to the Deputy Commissioner or Commissioner of Police.
According to the law, a woman who is unable to come to police station for any which reason can file a complaint via an email.
10) Live-in relationships are not illegal.
So, these were 10 eye-opening laws in India that you might not be aware of.