Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicIndian Penal Code

Topic: Indian Penal Code

Do I have a complaint with Mohd Zubair of Alt News? Here’s why I have 3 answers, No, No & Yes

If the first ‘no’ to whether I have a complaint with Zubair is principled, the second comes from the heart as a believer, a Hindu.

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.

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Congress senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor at AICC office to file nominations for the party's presidential polls | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress choice for chief is between ‘think tomorrow’ Tharoor and ‘president not leader’ Kharge

As the Congress presidential election reaches its final stage, the onus is with the Gandhis. Will this be a new Congress or will the family writ continue to loom large?
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war’s political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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