Top 10 Shocking and Weird Laws In North Korea That Will Make You Thank You Weren't Born There!
Strangest Laws In North Korea
Friends, many of you must have known about North Korea. This is a country in the world where no human being can live his life as per his wish. In today's article, I will tell you about the 10 most strange and unique laws of North Korea.
10. Three Generation Punishment Rule
Friends, North Korea is the country of a mad dictator Kim Jong-Un. This country has been completely isolated for many decades and there is no relation with the outside world. The reason for this is the strange rules here. When a person commits a crime in any country of the world, then only and only the person who commits that crime gets its punishment, but this does not happen in North Korea. Here if a person commits a big crime, then its punishment is given to his entire family.
All of them are imprisoned and sentenced to life imprisonment. This strange method of government is called Kin Punishment. Children of these prisoners are also born in jail and they are also given life imprisonment.
You will not believe that the children of these children who are born in jail are also given life imprisonment. Meaning these children suffer the punishment of the crime of their grandparents.
This may sound very strange to hear but it is true. This method of punishing criminals was previously used in Japan, China, Russia and Germany. But with the passage of time, this method also ended, but this rule still exists inside North Korea, which is not a correct rule in any way.
9. Not To Buy Real Estate
Friends, if you have money, you can buy a place or a house in any part of the world, but you will not believe that there is a country in the world where even if you have money, you cannot buy land.
These strange rules are only inside North Korea. Here you cannot buy any house, shop or land. Because it's officially illegal. Rather, you cannot give a house on rent here. The reason for this is that the government of this country does not want the people to get any kind of benefit.
It is obvious that when people give a shop, house and place on rent, then it will benefit them. Apart from this, if someone sells a place or house, he will not sell it at a low price.
Especially when the place is close to the road, then the seller has more advantage in it. In both these conditions, citizens can get a good profit. But this is not what the government wants here.
Even more surprising is that the people of North Korea do not even have valid proof of their personal property. He has only residential certificates and he understands that he is the owner of this house.
These people are unable to sell the house due to lack of papers. Despite this, many people keep on selling and buying illegally places or houses. But if someone is caught, he is punished and has to pay a fine.
8. No Entertainment
Friends, whenever we are bored, do not feel like to study or work, then we need entertainment. Most people watch TV in the name of entertainment and if we talk about TV then there are thousands of channels all over the world to watch whatever we want to watch, we watch that channel but talk about North Korea.
So only three television channels come here and the government controls the programming of these channels. This happens only on the praise of Kim Jong-Un in 1 of the 3 channels.
Think this is the condition of television, forget the internet. The people of North Korea do not know what all this happens on social media, Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Only a few people in North Korea have the facility to use the Internet, but those people can access only 28 websites, not more than this.
7. Hair Style
Friends, North Korea is politically a very backward country. Which has only diplomatic relations with other countries. Internationally, North Korea is treated as a low cost state. The people here are not given their rights and personal freedom.
They can neither live independently nor can they live the life of their choice. In life, he also spends his personal life with the will of the government. You will not believe that the people of this country cannot even get their haircut because recently the dictator Kim Jong-Un has banned 15 hairstyles in the country. Speaking of which, men have long hair and this includes hair dye. Even one cannot get his hair colored.
Not only that, you can't even get your nose pierced in this country. Girls are only allowed to pierce their ears so that they can wear jewellery. This sounds like a lot of fake news but it is the reality. Apart from this, another unusual thing is that pop music is also banned in North Korea.
Many pop bands like BTS and Blackpink are completely banned here. The government says that due to all these things, Western culture will be encouraged. People here will start adopting western culture and their own values will end. The rules of this country are really weird.
6. Wearing Western Clothes
Friends, every person in the world likes his clothes according to his tradition and choice. Whether you live in any country of the world. You have complete freedom to wear the clothes of your choice.
It is a social right of every person, but you will be surprised to know that in North Korea you cannot even wear clothes of your choice. It sounds like an impossible thing to hear, but it is real. This strange rule is found in this country.
You can't even wear jeans here. The reason for that is that it represents western culture and the government of this country wants people to follow their own culture. The name of the traditional dress of these people is "Hanbok".
Men and women here have been wearing this dress for centuries. If a man or a woman is seen in jeans in this country, then it is arrested and punished. It is a sad reality that the people of that country have no personal freedom. Neither of these people can use their rights. To survive in this country, you have to follow the rules. Whether it is right or wrong, it is very unfair to see it.
Friends, at present there are about 4,200 religions in the world and the law of every country of the world gives complete freedom to its people to live according to their religion. You can pray there and celebrate your festival as you want, but despite this, there are some countries in the world where many restrictions are imposed regarding religion. North Korea is also one of these countries. Religious freedom is almost non-existent here.
People of "Juche" religion live in this country who are "Atheist". Actually "Juche" is not a religion, it is a political ideology, which is followed by about 71%. These people are in the majority and 13% of the people follow the "Chonodism" religion, 1% of people follow the off religion there, 12% people follow "Folk Religion", 1.5% people are Korean Buddhist and 2% follow Christianity.
Reports from Refugees and non-government organizations coming from North Korea show that the authorities here persecute people of Christian religion a lot. You will not believe if people are seen reading the Bible or if only they are caught in their hands, then the government sentences them to death.
Apart from this, the people here who work in China when they come back from North Korea. These are closely monitored. If those people are caught talking to any non-citizen, then they are given very strict punishment. Hearing this, it seems that this country is like a prison.
4. No Luxury Products
Friends, nowadays everyone talks about brands and likes to use only brands. Everything from clothes to shoes is getting branded. Big companies make their products and send them to all the countries of the world where they are sold.
But North Korea is the only country in the world where all kinds of branded luxury are banned. When North Korea became a nuclear power state in 2006, the United Nations imposed many restrictions on it. One of these was also that no branded products such as luxury cars and bikes, branded clothes, luxury jewellery and the like could neither be imported or exported from this country.
Since that time these things have been banned in North Korea. Even luxury companies cannot come to this country and sell their products, but those who are very rich, these people can order luxury products from other countries and those who cannot afford to get these things from outside, they use manufactured products in this country. Even for Kim Jong-Un, luxury products are imported from other countries.
3. No Vacations
Friends, when there are vacations in any country, people from there go to other countries to enjoy their holidays. He goes to his favorite countries and spends his holidays there. But the people living in North Korea are very unlucky about this thing.
People can spend his holidays only in North Korea. No matter how much money or wealth they Peoplehave, yet they are not allowed to leave their country at all. This is the rule of this country. Which every person living here has to follow.
Actually the law here is so strict that everyone is in a rush to escape from here. Actually, the government here is in danger that if the people of this country go to other countries for roaming, then those people may not come back again. Even the people of North Korea are not allowed to go to their neighboring countries.
Although it does not have such good relations with China, according to a report of 2019, 120,000 Chinese came here to spend their vacation. People can come here to spend their vacation, but the people of this country cannot go to any other country. About 5000 people from the Western Countries of Even come to visit here throughout the year.
2. Power Cuts
Friends, in today's time, electricity is a very important thing in our life. If the power goes out even for a while, then we get upset. But friends, there are big power cuts in North Korea.
That too every night for 8-10 hours, why the government there does not want to waste its money in generating more electricity. That's why the people of North Korea get very limited electricity. But those who are rich and are government officials, they get electricity 24 hours a day.
Friends, elections are done to choose the government in any country, which is almost this process in every country. The people elect the government by voting. Elections are also held in North Korea. There are mayoral elections, provincial governors elections and local assembly elections. As the people of the world have the right to vote.
Similarly, the people of North Korea have the right to vote, but only to one person because they have only one candidate in their elections, which is from Kim Jong-un's party. They have only one option to vote. Same family is ruling North Korea since 1948.
So friends, these are 10 such laws in North Korea which you will not get to see anywhere else in the rest of the world.
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