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Tag: Indian Penal Code

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  • A need for clarity

    A need for clarity

    And as each circular carries a grim warning of non-compliance leading to prosecution in terms of the Disaster Management Act and Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, it also carries with it the risk of draconian interpretation by those implementing rules on ground.

    May 3, 2020
  • Clinging on to a colonial legacy

    Clinging on to a colonial legacy

    By retaining the law on sedition, we do no service to our credentials as a democracy, argues Siddhartha Guha Ray.

    April 25, 2020
  • The perception of sedition

    The perception of sedition

    The plucky teenager seemed undaunted and kept trying to grab back the mike to continue speaking, but was overwhelmed by the sea of swarthy men jostling her, snatching the mike away, till finally she was led off the stage by uniformed policemen.

    February 26, 2020
  • Non-legal musings of a law student

    Non-legal musings of a law student

    Czech novelist Milan Kundera in his seminal work The Unbearable Lightness of Being posed an ever-recurring question: what can life be worth when the first rehearsal for life is life itself?

    February 20, 2020
  • Two, including minor, shot at in Murshidabad

    Two, including minor, shot at in Murshidabad

    According to eye-witnesses, Entajul had come to Suraj to photocopy a few documents and the incident took place shortly thereafter.

    January 3, 2020
  • Man given 10-year rigorous imprisonment for raping minor in Kolkata

    Man given 10-year rigorous imprisonment for raping minor in Kolkata

    Sambhu Haldar, a resident of Ultadanga Main Road, and a neighbour of the victim, committed the heinous crime inside his room on the pretext of playing ludo.

    December 7, 2019
  • Two Haryana men get 20 years jail under POCSO Act

    Two Haryana men get 20 years jail under POCSO Act

    Giving this information on Thursday, a spokesman of Police Department said that a complaint regarding kidnapping and raping a minor girl was received against accused Akshay alias Ravi and Shiv Kumar, both resident of Dohka Haria on 16 February, 2017.

    August 29, 2019
  • Ajaz Khan arrested for objectionable posts, videos

    Ajaz Khan arrested for objectionable posts, videos

    After investigations, Ajaz was arrested on Wednesday and further probe is underway in the matter.

    July 18, 2019
  • Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia granted bail in defamation case

    Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia granted bail in defamation case

    The AAP leaders have to furnish a bail bond of Rs 10,000 each. The court posted the matter for further hearing on July 25.

    July 16, 2019
  • Street Vendors, a neglected lot

    Street Vendors, a neglected lot

    Though street vending plays a vital role in assuring livelihood to a large underprivileged and marginalized section of the society, its contribution is seldom recognized by the city administration or urban planning agencies.

    June 28, 2019
  • Aditya Pancholi booked in 10-year-old rape case

    Aditya Pancholi booked in 10-year-old rape case

    Mumbai Police spokesperson Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Shinge confirmed the developments but declined to elaborate.

    June 28, 2019
  • Uber in tight spot as ex-UP DGP files complaint

    Uber in tight spot as ex-UP DGP files complaint

    Gomti Nagar station house officer Ram Surat Sonkar said that the case was registered under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code and further investigations.

    May 28, 2019
  • FIR against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for ‘hurting’ Brahmin community

    FIR against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for ‘hurting’ Brahmin community

    "Dorsey had posted a picture on his Twitter account posed with a poster with a message 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy' mentioned on it," Sharma said.

    December 2, 2018
  • Push for DNA database

    Push for DNA database

    Experts are dispelling myths on the breach to privacy.

    November 5, 2018
  • UP, Kerala top list of gay sex cases registered under IPC Section 377 between 2014-16

    UP, Kerala top list of gay sex cases registered under IPC Section 377 between 2014-16

    Uttar Pradesh topped the list in 2016, with 999 such cases, followed by Kerala 207. In Delhi, 183 cases were registered under Section 377 and in Maharashtra 170 such cases were registered.

    September 10, 2018
  • Freedom struggle-II

    Freedom struggle-II

    Even superlatives do not suffice to convey the full import of the Supreme Court’s reading down archaic, draconian, provisions of Section 377 of the colonial-era Indian Penal Code. The order of the five-member Constitution Bench has been universally acclaimed, India has come of age in contemporary society, setting an example to all progressive democracies. Yet …

    September 8, 2018
  • Medicine and the Law

    Medicine and the Law

    There is need for drastic change in the way society approaches medical negligence, writes Anshritha Rai.

    August 9, 2018