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Why are people not fined heavily in India?

In international cities like dubai,singapore etc they have heavy fines even for littering,leave alone big offences


for example in singapore,it's 1000$(36,000 indian rupees) for littering  for the 1st time...if it's repeated the offender has to clean the city after being provided with cleaning material and a special uniform, so the public identifies him easily that is the punished one!

in other countries also fines are so heavy that the culprit becomes careful in future


the other day i read a news wherein ajay devgan was fined just Rs. 500 for smoking....


then a few months back i read in newspaper that a man who had captured someone's rightful property dragged the litigation unnecessarily for 20 yrs by taking advantage of loopholes in the law..the rightful owner must have spent so much money in these 20 yrs,besides wastage of his time and mental strain....and the court after noting the offender's misdeeds just fined him few thousand even though he wasted the court's time for 20 yrs.

similarly for many other offences in india the fines are so light that people dont learn a lesson even after this so called "punishment" and take it lightly


Can anyone explain why the fines in our country so light?



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Bhartiya No. 1 (Nationalist)     05 September 2010

Yes, these things should have been there, and some steps have been taken, in some part of Bangalore city it is there. The main problem is our law enforcement agencies who lack in dedication/sincerety.

Kiran Kumar (Lawyer)     05 September 2010

whole set of Indian laws need a big review, but how the politicians will understand all this...politicians and high ups of the Indian society are the major violators of laws and rules.

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Bhartiya No. 1 (Nationalist)     05 September 2010

I agree with learned Adv. Kiran Kumar, here we have been reduced as the sheeps, who are being controlled by the criminal dogs.

And too much diversity is adding fuel to the fire.

Rest is that we have become or confined ourselves as drawing room conversationists.

Vishwa (translator)     06 September 2010

Our laws are a hundred years back in time. It is quite natural that our fines also match the cost of living rates of 1850's!


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