There is hardly any country where bans have not been declared by rulers or ruling government limiting access to a particular content, material, job or product. The arguments whether banning is democratic or not will never end but some bans are just on the border of disbelief. In this article such weird and unbelievable bans have been listed to enlighten you in this regard.
Reincarnation of Dalai Lama
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The current Dalai Lama has been exiled, and other Buddhist monks have been banned from reincarnating without the permission of the Chinese government. In its bid to control who becomes the next Dalai Lama the Chinese government has announced this strange ban. As a result to this, now the power to select the Dalai Lama will no more remain in the hands of the people.
Having Sex with Tigress and Other Wild Animals
Doubting the sexual prowess and orientation of the countrymen, the Iranian government has banned having sex with a tigress and other wild animals, leaving nothing to chance. Probably this move cannot be fully criticized as there have been incidents of sexual violence on wild animals resulting sometimes in disasters.
Yes, you read it right the much hyped day of love is banned in Saudi Arabia. Valentine’s Day is also opposed in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia. People found celebrating this day are charged with steep fines and jailed. This type of moral policing is definitely an attempt to curb and limit the free will of common folks.
Porn Starring Women with Smaller Breasts
The Australian government has banned all porn made with small breasted women in lead. The reason behind this strange banning is that they believe seeing small breasted women can ignite and encourage pedophilia. This may lead to increase in numbers of child abuse and girl child abductions. Though weird it all might be for good.
Restrictions on Baby Names
In Denmark, parents cannot name their kids as they please. They have to choose names from a pre-approved list of names made by the government. In case the government finds a name chosen by parents to be a misfit their kids will be referred to as ‘a boy’ or ‘a girl’ in all official documents.
World Wide Web
Many countries have blocked prominent and popular sites like Facebook and Google. Smart users take help of proxy servers to access these sites. However, in North Korea, World Wide Web has been banned to keep a complete grip on the public. In this way the government keeps the mass terrified.
Banning harmful products, drugs, and medicines ensure health and well-being of masses. On the other hand banning content, popular websites and limiting the free will of commoners is nothing but a ploy to exercise power.