Indian Penal Code

October 27, 2016

Acid Attacks in India and Preventive Measures

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…

December 25, 2015

Various Issues Around section 377 IPC

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…

December 23, 2015

Decriminalizing Homosexuality and Issues around Article 377 IPC

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…

September 13, 2015

Section 295A of IPC

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…

May 2, 2015

Section 354 of IPC: Various implications and Issues

The Indian law, taking cognizance of the increased crimes against women has given more teeth to the dying legislation dealing with safety of women on Indian soils. Via the Criminal Law Amendment Act 2013, four new sub-sections added to Section…

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Coal Scam: Manmohan Singh in dock

Former PM of India, Mr. Manmohan Singh has been summoned in the Coal Block Allocation Scam, thereby adding to the woes of the Indian National Congress. There are no charges framed against him so far, but the summons can lead…

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Trafficking: A reality in India

Trafficking is a harsh reality of modern world, be it developed or developing nation. Today human trafficking is the third largest profitable industry in the world.  It forces the children in prostitution, bagging, cheap labor, and some recruit them in…