Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: IPC

‘Which provision of which law is not misused?’ Delhi HC on IPC exception for marital rape

The court is hearing petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the 2nd exception to Section 375 of IPC that defines rape, but doesn't allow it to be applied to a married couple.

Watching, publishing, sharing pornography: What is a crime in India and what isn’t

Actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra has been arrested for allegedly being a ‘key conspirator’ in a case pertaining to pornographic films. Here’s what the laws say.

Can Manthara be charged for conspiracy against Ayodhya? Putting Ramayana through IPC test

In ‘Ramayana Revisited’, journalist Anil Maheshwari and SC Advocate Vipul Maheshwari look at the legality of the Manthara episode.

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.

Yogi govt law on intentional infectors: Is criminalising the right way to fight Covid?

The Yogi Adityanath-led UP government has cleared an ordinance that prescribes life imprisonment for “death caused by intentional (Covid-19) affliction”. 

Macaulay’s IPC was radical in 19th century. Now, shift power balance toward Indian citizens

It’s absurd to criminalise sedition and blasphemy in a secular, liberal democracy.

Couple tied to poles, brutally thrashed in Madhya Pradesh for having affair, 4 arrested

Police said the couple was beaten up by the family members of the woman. The video of the incident that took place on 16 June has since gone viral.

This Diwali, bursting firecrackers could get you jailed for a month 

In light of the Supreme Court order restricting the sale and use of firecrackers, there's little you can do to indulge your love for fireworks this Diwali.

Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya & 5 others set to go on trial for 2008 Malegaon blast

A special NIA court has framed charges against Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya in the 2008 Malegaon blast, which killed six people.

A 91-year-old law is making a comeback in India due to lynchings and WhatsApp forwards

How the govt chooses to deal with cases under Section 295A, and other laws curbing free speech, speaks volumes of its own electoral calculations.

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.