Saturday, May 14, 2005

I have always wondered about this

Why are all the bills tabled by the government named like this: Weapons of Mass destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Bill, 2005? The crux of the bill, i.e. the prohibition in this case, is always mentioned as an afterthought. I can very well imagine how the government would go about naming a bill for protecting women: Rape of Good Looking Women (Punishment) Bill, 2005; leaving one to wonder whether the bill was meant to protect good looking women or to punish them for being good looking.