Monday, December 24, 2012

Talk about unenforceable

India is a country with more than a billion people. Here is an example of what is called “spending a quiet afternoon alone” in India:

Reuters reports that on Sunday, December 23, 2012, in an attempt to stamp out protests that have swelled in New Delhi since the gang-rape of a young woman, the Indian government banned gatherings of more than five people.

Here's the Reuters article.

It is unclear whether their intent was to stamp out gang-rapes (in which case it might work) or to stamp out protests against gang-rapes (in which case it probably won’t work), but given the size of India’s population it has to be one of the most ridiculous moves any government has ever made.

Oh, I nearly forgot. Merry Christmas.

1 comment:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Banning gatherings of five people or more? No queues at bus stops? No classes of more than five in schools? No cricket matches with crowds bigger than five? No sittings of more than five MPs in India's parliament? Like you say - as unenforcable as banning privately owned guns in America. Happy Yuletide!