TOP 10 Things Banned in India

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India is known for its diverse culture and traditions and it’s also known for preserving them well. india has recently been on the forefront of unusual bans with the Government banning whatever goes against their cultural and religious,here is the list of top 10 things that are banned in india.

10 – FIFTY shades of Grey

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While people who’ve seen the movie accept that it, well, sucks.Weirdly enough, the movie was banned by the Censor Board of India from screening across theatres in the country on accounts of nudity, obscenity and vulgarity.But even after all the important scenes had been deleted from the movie, the censors still found it vaguely erotic and unsuitable for the culture-driven Indian audience!

9 –Foie Grass

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India has become the first country to ban the import of foie grass after an animal activist group from London protested that the method used for producing the duck liver delicacy was cruel. Countries like Israel, Germany, England and the state of California have already banned the production of foie grass, but India is the first to put an end to its import

8 –Homosexuality


Homosexuality rights have been a hot topic around the world, and many countries like France, Brazil, Denmark, Ireland and recently USA, have come forward and showed their support by legalizing it. However, India remains glued to its cultural norms and refuses to recognize homosexuality as a sexual orientation, under Section 377 of the Indian constitution. According to the government, being gay is a ‘disease’ and there has to be someone to put a stop to it.

7 –Parties With Foreign invitees

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Dancing, booze, lingerie and now parties! The list doesn’t get any sadder than this. A State Government has recently barred party organizers from inviting people with a foreign nationality to parties, unless granted permission by the government. even if you manage to invite Bieber or One Direction to your party. but you will have to provide details of all foreign invitees to the police beforehand and allow the authorities to film them the entire time they are at your party .

6 –Dancing in Bars


Apparently this ban has to do with women dancing in bars. If you are a woman and are caught dancing in a dance bar in India, you could be fined a minimum of Rupees 1 lac. It is believed that these bars are epicenters of prostitution and thus in a measure to curb it .

5 –Advertising Alcohol


many states across the country like Gujrat, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram have taken a step ahead and strictly prohibited the consumption of alcohol all together . and being the largest whisky market in the world, the liquor companies are cleverly trying to dodge the ban by finding loopholes in the laws to advertise their brands.

4 –Displaying Lingerie


the local authorities of the city of Mumbai have recently voted to ban the display of models wearing bikinis from store windows. they believe that mannequins dressed in lacey underwear and sexy stockings are ‘embarrassing’ for girls, have been ‘polluting the minds of men’ across the city and are against the morals of the society.

3 –Porn

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India has a completely different outlook towards pornography. In an age where the porn industry is a legitimate business in many countries across the world, it is very difficult, almost impossible to understand porn in India .you can actually be jailed if you are found making, producing or in possession of porn .

2 –Kissing in Public

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it is kind of illegal to express your love in public. Frankly, any type of public display of affection is a crime. Yes, you read that right! Believe it or not, many couples have been beaten up, even forcefully married when they were found kissing in public or even holding hands. Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code prohibits and lays down punishment for obscenity in public places.

1 –Beef

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beef is one of the latest and most controversial additions to India’s list of bans. In 2015, the government of Maharashtra, India’s second largest state, imposed a ban on selling and possession of beef with a fine of Rs. 10,000 and up to five years of jail time for those found guilty.

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