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Top 15 Strange Bans by Governments Around the World

By Nitin Bhatnagar, 26 June 2018


11Jogging ban in Burundi


You may love to jog but if you are in Burundi, jogging can lead you in jail. This east African country has a history of turmoil, hence people used to jog in groups so that they can save each other if militia attacks. However, in March 2014, the President of the country Pierre Nkurunziza imposed a ban on jogging, saying that people are using jogging to plan anti-social activities.

Jogging ban in Burundi

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12China has banned reincarnation without permission


Sounds absurd but it’s true! The Chinese government decides as to who will come back after departing from this world. This is just one of the methods of the government to control the spiritual guru of Tibetans, Dalai Lama. It is being said that Dalai Lama takes rebirth as per his own will and this time, he refuses to take rebirth in Tibet until it is in the control of China.

China has banned reincarnation without permission

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13Baby names in Denmark


In Denmark, parents can’t name their kids as per their own will. They are provided with a list of 7,000 approved names from which they have to choose one. The first name should indicate the gender of the baby; it should never be a surname and it can’t be quirky. If parents want to keep another name which is not in the list, they have to take permission from local church and the government. On an average, 1,000 names are rejected every year.

Baby names in Denmark

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14Russia banned Emo clothing


The Russian government became concerned when the number of teenagers giving up their life reached at an alarming stage and they felt that the reason for such negative activity is emo fashion. As a result, a ban was imposed on the emo fashion and its clothing. We may have heard that parents decide what their kids should wear but it must have been the first time when a government decided the clothing of youngsters.

Russia banned Emo clothing

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15 Dancing in clubs after midnight banned in Japan for 67 years


After the World War II, in 1947, an anti-prostitution law was framed which was termed as “Feuiho”. During those days, the clubs were considered as “Adult Entertainment Establishments” and a special license was required for dancing after midnight. This ban was removed after 67 years in 2015 when a famous musician Ryuichi Sakamoto led a campaign against it.

Dancing in clubs after midnight banned in Japan for 67 years

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