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Britain to finally scrap Raj-era laws

As debate continues in India about using laws drawn up during the 'raj'  such as applying the sedition act to a cartoonist Britain is in the process of scrapping as many as 38 acts related to Indian Railways that were enacted between 1849 and 1942.

The laws have remained on the statute books in Britain even though India gained freedom in 1947.

The 38 acts related to Indian Railways are part of a cull being carried out of several old pieces of legislation considered ‘as being spent, obsolete, unnecessary or otherwise not now of practical utility’.

Law Commission sources said on Thursday that the 38 acts related to Indian Railways are contained in the Statute Law (Repeals) Bill, and that the Ministry of Justice will present it to Parliament in the ongoing session next month.

The scrapping of the acts is due to completed by the end of this year.
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