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About two-thirds of our laws have not been used in independent India...why don't V just scrap them and make the judicial process simple?

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Asked by cyrus irani, 01 Mar '10 03:17 pm
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The one-sentence 1836 Bengal District Act empowers the Bengal government to create as many zillas as it wants. The Act still exists. As do a host of others like the Indian Post Office Act of 1885, the Indian Evidence Act of 1850 or the Indian Serais Act of 1887. Most of them cater to a colonial and feudal socio-economic environment. And they exist side by side, mostly in complete disharmony, with the Acts passed by independent India, the Industrial Disputes Act of 1947, the Companies Act of 1956 and the Patents Act of 1970 (replacing the 1911 Act) and the Act last passed, the amended Copyright Act, 1994.

Under the Indian Serais Act, 1887, it is a punishable offence for "inn-keepers" not to offer free drinking water to passers-by. Recently, a Delhi five-star hotel was taken to court by the municipal corporation on the grounds that the hotel was not doing so. The real reason may have been that the hotel did not pay up the bribe demanded by a municipal inspector.

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Answered by Jack Johnson, 01 Mar '10 03:49 pm

 
  
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For this we have to through this govt. out for next 50 years, then 100% laws will be used for next 1000 years.
Answered by satish kushwaha, 02 Mar '10 04:01 am

 
  
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Yes,there are lot of things which need to be modified.Making the judicial process simple is one of the very important things.The only question is ,how to do it judiciously in an environment which is full of self interest and hetrogeneous.At the same time it is also true that day by day these things shall become more and more difficult. If the delay goes beyond limit,it shall collapse and some thing new/else will come up,as per nature's law.
Answered by M Singh, 01 Mar '10 11:03 pm

 
  
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It may require a 2/3rd majority for it to be scrapped
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 01 Mar '10 07:56 pm

 
  
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They say that justice delayed is just denied.If the scene of murder recorded in video and CCTV requires long prosecution what is the use of one thrd remaining?
Answered by Harsh Mehta, 01 Mar '10 04:14 pm

 
  
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Let things go as they are going. A new cmmty will b there to sort those laws... new payments... new time pass.... :) btr let things go as they are goin
Answered by madhavi, 01 Mar '10 03:25 pm

 
  
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Law should change.
Answered by provu rai, 28 Jun '11 03:16 pm

 
  
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