Indian Penal Code

MTP Act: Issue of pro-life vs pro-choice

March 4, 2017

Norma McCorvey who was the litigant in the famous case Roe vs Wade in the US that led to the legalisation of abortion recently passed away. The debate of pro-life vs pro-choice and the abortion dilemma revolves around the issue of abortion. Abortion and family planning in...

Acid Attacks in India and Preventive Measures

October 27, 2016

Acid violence constitutes gender-based violence, a form of discrimination under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Reasons of High Frequency of Acid Attacks The reason for the high frequency rate of acid attacks in India is that concentrated acid is...

Various Issues Around section 377 IPC

December 25, 2015

Section 377 of the Indian penal code defines unnatural offences. The section reads as follows:  “Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished”. This section is there in IPC since it was introduced by Lord Macaulay...

Decriminalizing Homosexuality and Issues around Article 377 IPC

December 23, 2015

Decriminalizing private and consensual adult sexual behavior has led to a debate in the country. Some demanding complete repeal of the section and others arguing for retaining the section with certain amendments. Proponents of the section say that homosexuality is against nature and is highly reprehensible. Also...

Section 295A of IPC

September 13, 2015

Section 295A of IPC states that any speech or written text or signs, which maliciously insults or attempts to insult and demean the religious beliefs of any class of people is punishable with imprisonment upto 4 years or fine or both. Such laws are instrumental in tackling...

Section 354 of IPC: Various implications and Issues

May 2, 2015

“In recent times, the number of cases registered under Section 354 of IPC has increased.” In your opinion, how does this affect the Indian society?

Trafficking: A reality in India

January 3, 2015

Critically examine the legal framework against trafficking in India.