Which laws in your country do you find ridiculous?
Thierry Etienne Joseph Rotty studied at University of Antwerp Answered Sun
You’re last pig cow goat and 24 chickens can never be legally impounded.
Singing or playing music out of tune is illegal.
Explaining someone’s dreams is illegal.
All horses dogs and oxen can be requisitioned for military purposes.
Women have the legal right to sell all commercial assets of their husbands without the husband’s consent and without being considered a a merchant. As such they don’t need any of the required licenses.
Senior citizens cripples women and children under the age of 12 have to right of gleaning. This is the right to gather the leftovers of a harvest on private property but only between dawn and dusk.
The use of a rake with metal pins is illegal.
Until 2005 it as illegal for the government to print anything on non-white paper while it was prohibited for private individuals to use white paper.
Until 2005 it was illegal for foreigners to keep pigeons. Belgian citizens who wanted to keep pigeons required a personal decree from the Minister of Justice to do so.
Until 2009 it was illegal to import distribute or sell foreign porn … Belgian porn was OK though.
Deepak Vashist Primary Teacher at Municipal Corporation of Delhi Answered Sep 17
One such law fit to be called ridiculous is
Indian Treasure Trove Act 1878
It defines treasure specifically as "anything of any value hidden in the soil" and worth as little as 10 rupees.
The finder of such treasure according to this law needs to inform the most senior local official of the "nature and amount or approximate value of such treasure and the place where it was found".
Also if the finder fails to hand over the booty to the government he may be fined and imprisoned for 1 year. The "share of such treasure vests in the Govt of India.
It means if you find anything valuable under the earth even in land of your house or farm. It belongs to the government.
It was an archaic law by colonial British govt. Indians had no banks earlier. It was a common practice here to hide hard earned money in the form of precious metals under the earth in homes to save it from theft and for use in times of utmost necessity. The then British govt was greedy about this gold and so enacted the law. But the law is still being misused and abused by local police everywhere to hunt for people who eventually get something buried in their ancestral lands. Most of the time the police personnel themselves devour on these ancestral metals of people.