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Nov 06, 2014 by British Blog
In India, the government is about to have a major clear out of old laws. Some of the laws enacted by the British in the days of the Raj are officially still in force, and they are causing problems when it comes to business. Currently, India is ranked 134 out of 189 countries for 'ease of doing business' and the administration hopes that streamlining the law will improve that situation and encourage inward investment.
Therefore, Indians will soon bid farewell to the Treasure Trove Act of 1848, under which any treasure that is dug up, even if it is only worth 10 rupees (10 pence), officially belongs to the British monarch. Property owners in part of Calcutta will, for the first time, legally be able to sell their homes to somebody other than the East India Company, which is handy, since the East India Company ceased to exist 150 years ago. In all, nearly 300 laws will be repealed.
Since repealing outdated laws is likely to be advantageous to India, perhaps we should do the same in the UK? For we, too, have many strange laws, as the following examples show:
The UK is not alone in having some daft laws. In France, women technically need police permission to wear trousers in public, unless they are riding a horse or bicycle. In New Jersey, it is officially illegal to drive a car in the dark unless somebody walks ahead, carrying a lamp. We should probably all take a leaf out of the Indian Government's book and get rid of these ancient statutes!