Sunday, October 18, 2009

Laws- to implement or to harass?

Wishing the readers ( though none exist) a very Happy Deepawali and prosperous new year ahead. I live in Kolkata (India). There is a law in force banning noise producing crackers(various bombs). So people were arrested round the evening on Deewali day and serious charges framed against them. Many of them very respectable and honourable citizens. While this was happening, there was deafening sound of crackers and bombs all around me. Banning of smoking is another such law that readily comes to mind. We make laws probably with good intentions, forgetting that these simply can't be implemented. In due course, these serve just one purpose- harassment of normal citizens at the hand of law enforcing agencies.

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