5 Scary Indian Laws That Should Be Illegal

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Now we’ve covered the magical world of India in a few of our previous articles and the main theme that continuously crops up is the set of principles and laws that bind its people and the archaic structure that they were laid down upon. A lot of India’s remaining laws were set down centuries ago and are still upheld to this day. India is a fantastic country full of myth and wonder artistic and technological advancements fantastic food, culture and creative ingenuity, but some of those Indian laws? Yeah they’re pretty messed up. Well let’s take a look then shall we?

So Let’s Take A Look At 5 Scary Indian Laws That Should Be Illegal!

5. Bhangarh: The Legally Haunted Town!

5 Scary Indian Laws That Should Be Illegal

Yes, this law shouldn’t be illegal like you’ll see differently with some of our later points, but come on we had to talk about it. Enter Bhangarh, a small village in Rajasthan at the edge of the Sariska Tiger Reserve. Famous for its historically morbid Bhangarh Fort. This village is considered to be the most haunted place in the entire country. Why? Well according to local folklore a wizard had once cursed the town leading to its untimely demise.

The wizard was obsessed with the fort that he had built in the centre of the village which he took as his own home. So much so that he commanded that no house should ever be taller than his. He warned that the moment the shadow of a taller house touches his own the whole town would be destroyed. Well of course Ajab Singh grandson of a local warlord ignored this warning and got to building. They don’t call it a ghost town for no reason. Legally speaking people are strictly prohibited to enter the village before sunrise and after sunset due to it’s y’know. Ghosts.

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4. India’s Stance on Suicide!

Yeah, this one is a little bit of a head scratcher. Under section 309 of the Indian Penal Code the survivor of suicide would be liable to face a jail term of up to one year and a massive fine despite their own fragile mental state. The suicide rate in India is staggeringly huge at 1,35,000 people per year accounting for 17% of the world’s suicide rate. Most of this accounts to family problems or prolonged mental illness, but a high proportion included marriage related issues. The fact that the government would legally punish the survivors of suicide is something that the global community found difficult to understand. Thankfully though this law was finally repealed in 2014 after public outcry, but sadly is still socially enforced in some regions to this day.


Anshay Tomar
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