You Can Now Be Charged With ‘Attempt To Murder’ If You Spit In Public Places

by Sanjana Shenoy
by Sanjana Shenoy 1793

As India combats coronavirus and ensures the safety of every citizen, the government is making stringent laws to help control the spread of COVID-19. On that light, there are new laws that can come as a bane to many Pan Masala lovers. The national directive on lockdown conditions issued by the Home Ministry on Wednesday (April 15) state that violators will be punished. It states “Spitting in public spaces shall be punishable with a fine. There should be a strict ban on the sale of liquor, gutka, tobacco etc.”

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What’s In It?

The Union Ministry has made public spitting an offence under the Disaster Management Act.
With a daily rise of coronavirus patients around the country, State Governments are ensuring strict laws. On that note, Himachal Pradesh police have issued a law for people who spit in public will now be charged with attempt to murder.

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The reason for this measure that not only Himachal Pradesh but various states around the country are banning spitting because of its scientific reasons. Medical professionals state that droplets expelled in the air by infected patients via coughing or sneezing are the common means of transmission of the virus. As such, spitting is more dangerous as it can carry the pathogen to a longer distance than even coughing or sneezing could. Did you know This Chennai Family Has Been Using Legos To Bond And Spread Awareness About Coronavirus?

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What’s More?

Other states in India have their own take when it comes to public spitting. In states like Uttar Pradesh, pan masala products are banned to discourage spitting. Other states including Bihar, Telangana, Haryana, and Assam, have banned smokeless tobacco products and public spitting. Furthermore, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation imposed ₹1000 fine on anyone caught spitting in public. So everyone, do be careful and refrain from spitting in public.  In other news, a Pizza Delivery Boy Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Delhi’s Malviya Nagar, 72 Households Quarantined

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