There are many laws passed by different countries to keep their citizen’s liberty intact, but there are a few laws that are quite weird but keeping or threaten their citizens.
6 Terrific Laws around the world
1. Public Masturbation Is Legal In Italy
Well! Can you imagine someone masturbating in a public place and no one questioning? So, take a deep breath and try to digest this. Yes, Public masturbation is legal in ITALY since 2016. This happened when a 69-year-old man masturbated in front of female students. Though it sounds like looking at meatballs while masturbating. In SINGAPORE too masturbating is legal, yet you shouldn’t direct it at anyone.
2. Bestiality No More An Offence In Canada
Bestiality is the act of having sex with animals. It officially includes penetration. But in Canada, it is legal so long no penetration is there in Canada. The court argued that this is a kind of sodomy (oral sex).
Representatives of animal justice fought against this law saying that using animals for sexual pleasure is an injustice to them. It is out of social expectations to get bestiality into hands yet the court has given all rights to Canadians to use animals for sexual pleasure. The only condition you should keep in mind.
The story began when a person uploaded a video licking butter from the genital parts of his pet (dog). The case went in favor of that man when a lady appealed that most of the time it is impossible to penetrate. From this argument, the act is away from the list of offenses.
3. Passive Euthanasia A Legal Solution Now
Finally after a long fight, in INDIA euthanasia is considered a legal act. Passive euthanasia is basically the withdrawal of life support to patients in a permanent vegetative state. After the case of Aruna Shambaugh, the hearing started in the Supreme Court.
Sohanlal Walmiki, a sweeper sodomized her. During the attack, he tightened her using a chain. Deprivation of oxygen has left her in a vegetative state since then. Other than in India euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia, and Luxembourg. In these countries, there are some other factors deciding the boundaries of the law.
Passive euthanasia is when treatments are withheld. That basically means that if a recognized hospital makes a statement for the patient assuring his/her vegetative state, then if the patient is in condition to make a decision, he/ she can make a decision for the same. Yet if the patient is not in the state to make a decision then the close relatives can take a decision.
Active euthanasia is when someone uses lethal substances or forces to end a patient’s life, whether by the patient or somebody else. It is a sort of self-suicide. But this is legal only when the doctor recognizes the vegetative state.
Some countries support passive and some active euthanasia.
4. A Land Where 2 Children Policy Is Mandatory
In Vietnam having more than 2 children is a crime. In 1983 this policy initiated there. This policy is followed there for more than 50 years. In China(2015), and Hong Kong(1970) to this policy is followed in order to restrict abnormal population growth. Though the Vietnam government is thinking of changing this law. Since compulsion resulted in a low birth rate. In IRAN (1990-2006) this policy is no more followed. In China, the government pays a special subsidy to those who follow this law.
5. Atheism Can Result In Death
Well if you don’t believe in GOD then this is something that can get you in shock. From a report by IHEU (International Humanist and Ethical Union), there are 13 countries that take atheism as an offense. Atheism means disbelief in the existence of GOD.
The reason behind such a firm rule is that these 13 countries have a majority of one religion (Muslims). A list of 13 countries is Afghanistan, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. All these countries have the majority of Muslims and their unity doesn’t allow atheism to get legalized.
6. Legally Buying Gun – No More A Difficult Task
Well, many people have a dream of having their own gun. You may enjoy it in the US. In the US there is widespread availability of guns. To buy a gun you just need a background check. One can see advertisements too on television. To sell any gun to your friends, son or family member, you need not get a background check.
Well, this astonished me and should you too. One should never expect such a law in India where crime is at its peak. Even though in America too many a time these guns have been used in many crimes, the law is still persisting. Even though there is an age parameter set for the type of gun. Federal law prohibits any type of use or having a gun before the age of 18. People under the age of 21 can’t buy handguns. People having aged more than 18 can buy long guns. If you want to be the owner of any gun America can make it possible, yet you should remember the terms and conditions that basically include your age.