Appeal for Repeal: Awareness Campaign on Aircraft Act of 1934

As part of our ‘Repeal of Laws’ initiative we launched a campaign on the Aircraft Act of 1934, highlighting its inconsistency, redundancy and arbitrariness in regulating all ‘flying machines’ including balloons and kites. To raise awareness about this issue, on the festival of Makar Sankrant, we orchestrated a campaign in partnership with five law schools (Maharashtra National Law University, Symbiosis Law School Noida, Hidayatullah National Law University, National Law School of India University, and National Academy of Legal Studies & Research). We mass mailed to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation appealing for a review and repeal of the Act. An article titled ‘Did You Know That Flying A Kite Could Land You In Jail?’ was published on our blog Spontaneous Order as well as a video on the ‘Lawbreakers of India’ on CCSIndiaTV. Our efforts also resulted in 7 citations in national and regional dailies including Aaj Tak and Amar Ujala.

CCS launches its first project on project on repeal of 100 redundant Central laws in 2014 and has been advocating for the institutionalisation of a National Repeal Law Day since 2016.

Read more on our State Compendiums identifying laws for repeal and the Repeal of 100 Laws project. Click here to watch the video.