Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: IPC

Delhi HC gives split verdict on marital rape, SC to decide on ‘substantial questions of law’

Justice Shakdher held that the exception for marital rape in IPC is unconstitutional, while Justice Shankar disagreed, saying exception is based on ‘intelligible differentia’.

‘Marital rape exception not absolute’ — Karnataka HC refuses to quash rape case against husband

Man accused of keeping wife as ‘sex slave, assaulting her brutally’. HC observation comes at a time when Delhi HC has reserved judgment on petitions against IPC’s marital rape exception.

‘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.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.