Indian Penal Code: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Andhra Pradesh Assembly unanimously passes Disha Act

The Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh has passed the Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill, 2019 unanimously on Friday, 13th December 2019. Two bills were passed namely-(1)Andhra Pradesh Special Courts for Specified Offences against Women & Children Act, 2019-under which special courts in every district of Andhra Pradesh will be constituted for a speedy trial in specified ..

Review of Section Rule 49 MA of the Conduct of Election Rules

The Election Commission of India (ECI) may revisit Section Rule 49 MA of the Conduct of Election Rules 1961. What does Rule 49 MA Prescribe? If a voter alleges that the paper slip generated by the VVPAT has shown the name or symbol of a candidate other than the one to which the vote was ..

Rationalizing Modal Code of Conduct (MMC)

MMC are set of guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India for political parties and candidates to religiously abide by the set of rules provided in the form of blue print during elections mainly with respect to speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, election manifestos, processions and general conduct. Election Commission is empowered to ..

Supreme Court struck down Section 377 of IPC

In a landmark judgement on September 6, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and decriminalized homosexuality. The five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra unanimously scrapped a 156-year old colonial-era law banning gay sex that was punishable by a jail ..

Indian Penal Code – Sections in News

Section 377 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 in 1860. One of the grounds of introduction ..

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1860, introduced during the British rule of India, criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, including homosexual sexual activities. Prior to that, sexual activities, including amongst homosexuals, were not penalised in India. It is rooted in the legacies of British colonial states where in ..

Issues around Section 497 of IPC and Recent PIL in Supreme Court

On December 8, 2017, the Supreme Court has agreed to admit a PIL that challenged the constitutional validity of section 497 of the Indian Penal Code. The PIL was filed by Kerala-based Joseph Shine. The court will now hear the case and will decide in future if the law should be reformed or scrapped. Section ..

Update on amendment of Section 309 of Indian Penal Code

Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is related to the attempt to commit suicide. It reads- Whoever attempts to commit suicide and does any act towards the commission of such offence, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year 1[ or with fine, or with both.] ..