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What are the basic laws that we are not aware of?


Some basic law that every citizen of India should know it. Many people are unaware of the basic laws

Section 14 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Hindu Marriage Act 1955

Marriage Act is compulsory for every Indian citizen. A couple cannot register a petition for divorce within a year of marriage. However, if the High Court feels that the petitioner is experiencing immense problems then the former can permit the latter to file for divorce.

Section 294 Obscene act in any public place

Indian Penal Code says obscenity in public is a criminal offence, but nothing specifically talks about kissing or hugging in public

Maternity Benefit Act 1961

Pregnant employees cannot be fired from the job during their maternity period. Salary should be paid during this time and medical allowance also provided based on their salary slab.

Maternity Benefit Act 1961Under the National Food Security Act 2013, pregnant women and lactating mothers are entitled to receive maternity benefit of at least Rs. 6,000. The Act further requires that subject to such schemes as may be framed by the Central Government, every pregnant woman and lactating mother will be entitled to free meals during pregnancy and six months after the child birth, through the local anganwadi(அங்கன்வாடி), so as to meet their nutritional needs.

Information Technology Act, 2000

Voice and messages recorded in a tape recorder or phone can be used as an evidence at court .However, this depends on certain conditions like valid and important evidence can certainly be taken from the recorded conversations.

Indian Sarais Act, 1867

Any individual can ask for water free of charge from any hotel at any time for themselves and their pets. Furthermore, he or she can use the washroom for free, and no one can stop them

Note: Sarai”. “Sarai” means any building used for the shelter and accommodation of travellers, and includes, in any case in which only part of a building is used as a sarai, the part so used of such building.

Article 22 in The Constitution Of India 1949

No person who is arrested shall be detained in custody without being informed, as soon as may be, of the grounds for such arrest nor shall he be denied the right to consult, and to be defended by, a legal practitioner of his choice. Person who is arrested and detained in custody shall be produced before the nearest magistrate within a period of twenty four hours


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