We are Indian. We have a right to be Indian. But how many rights do we actually know? Here are 10 Laws and Rights every Indian must know.
1. Live in relationships are not illegal
If you desire to live with your partner without getting into a legal marriage, well the law won’t stop you from doing that. Only the old generation who consider such relationships to be a sin can raise concern towards you. Be wary of your society.
2. A woman can only be taken to the police station by female officers
Male police officers are not allowed to take women to the police station. On top of that, a woman can deny going to the police station in the time period of 6 pm to 6 am. It is a vital information for a woman.
3. Only one fine in a day is applicable
If you have been fined for breaking a law or for some other reason, fret not you won’t be fined again on the same day for another mistake. This is a law for the benefit of the people, something that must not be misused.
4. Can’t file divorce within a year of marriage
Law supports the institution of marriage. A nation bets on the healthy younger generation. Keeping all that in mind it is mentioned under section 14 of Hindu marriage act 1955, a couple can’t ask for a divorce in court.
5. 40 lakh cover for an LPG cylinder explosion
If an LPG cylinder explosion occurs and loss of life or property is part of it then the sufferer is entitled to have 40 lakhs for compensation from the government.
6. Men and women should have equal salary
Our constitution is standing firm on the plinth of equality. Gender equality is one of them. Under article 39 (D) of the constitution, it is mentioned that equal pay must be given without any gender biases.
7. One can use a washroom at any hotel
Under the act Indian Sarais 1867, a person can ask for free of charge water (for pets too) and can use the toilets of any hotel they come across.
8. Women can file a complaint through a mail
If a woman is unable to go to the police station then she can register a complaint through an email or a registered post to deputy commissioner or commissioner of police.
9. Adoption of a child can’t be of similar sex
If you have a son you can’t ask for another. Under the Hindu adoption act and maintenance act 1956, a married couple cannot ask to adopt two children of the same sex.
10. Give a notice of your land purchase
If you buy a house or land (immovable property) then it is necessary to post it in a newspaper for public knowledge. It doesn’t matter, however, which newspaper you choose.