Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicIndian Penal Code

Topic: Indian Penal Code

Modi govt tells SC it will ‘re-examine & re-consider’ provisions of IPC Section 124A on sedition

Govt has filed affidavit in SC after 5 May order asking it to clarify its stand. Court is hearing petitions demanding that the sedition law be declared unconstitutional.

Delhi HC reserves judgment on IPC marital rape exception, rejects govt’s plea for deferment

Centre had wanted to wait for comments from states & stakeholders, but matter is now listed for 2 March. Lawyers for all parties told to file written submissions in meantime.

‘Exemption, more than exception’: Amicus Rebecca John slams IPC law on marital rape in Delhi HC

Arguing to declare the exception for marital rape unconstitutional, senior advocate John said the notion of marriage as an alliance of unequals could not be allowed to continue.

Man who touched woman’s feet without consent is guilty, same applies to any body part: Bombay HC

Neighbour crept into the woman’s house at night and sat on her bed while her husband was away. HC says act showed ‘sexual intent’ and violated the woman’s ‘inherent modesty’.

Woman who accused BSP MP Atul Rai of rape and set herself, friend on fire outside SC, dies

The woman had attempted suicide as a non-bailable warrant was issued against her for giving wrong proof of age in a rape case which she had filed against Atul Rai, police said.

Supreme Court to hear plea challenging sedition law on 27 July

The plea filed by two journalists sought to examine the validity of section 124-A, which the petitioners claim infringes on the fundamental right of freedom of speech and expression.

Twitter loses legal immunity in India over non-compliance with IT rules

Sources in the government confirmed that Twitter is now liable for action under IPC, as it failed to adhere to the IT rules and appoint key executives under the new guidelines.

‘Criticism of govt not sedition’: What Kedar Nath ruling that SC quoted in Vinod Dua case says

The Supreme Court referred to the 1962 Kedar Nath judgment while quashing journalist Vinod Dua’s sedition case, saying journalists are 'entitled to protection’ under it.

‘Absurd interpretation’ — experts say HC’s POCSO order in groping case wrong on many levels

In a 19 January judgment, Bombay HC’s Nagpur bench ruled that the act of groping a child’s breast, without any skin-to-skin contact, is not sexual assault under the law.

BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya tweets video of Hathras victim, experts say it violates IPC

Video shows a purported interaction between victim and an unidentified person in which she is heard saying she was strangulated as she resisted the perpetrators’ attempts to rape her.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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