The Lok Sabha recently passed a bill to scrap 58 archaic acts in continuation of the cleaning up act that had started under the previous BJP-led government. According to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, a total of 1,428 such acts have been repealed since the Modi government came into power.
Among the legacies that the British left behind were the numerous laws that they had enacted during their rule, in a bid to govern the country as per their convenience. However, many of these laws have no standing in the current situation, yet remain as they are.
As we approach India’s 73rd independence day, let us take a look at some obsolete Acts from the British era that are still used today.