Over 1000 obsolete Indian laws scrapped

MERAlawsThe Narendra Modi government may face opposition in the Rajya Sabha for enacting certain new laws, but its record of getting obsolete and redundant laws out of the statute book is moving ahead without much fuss. His government has managed to weed out some 1,159 obsolete laws in less than 2 years.

As is expected the Upper House had a part when it passed those bills, including two dozen from the British era.

Acts that have now been repealed include laws on licence to kill and capture wild elephants; segregation and medical treatment of lepers; regulating the grant of titles to qualified persons in western medical science, prohibition of pledging of labour of children, regulating recruitment of foreigners, agreement with Pakistan on the exchange of prisoners, and power to regulate prices of newspapers.