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Section 377 damaging psychological well-being of homosexuals: Law Commission Chairman

Feb 17, 2015

Section 377 damaging psychological well-being of homosexuals: Law Commission Chairman

The existing laws pertaining to gay sex are damaging the psychological well-being of homosexuals in the country, Law Commission Chairman said. #India #TheySaidIt #Homosexuality #Indian Penal Code #Law Commission #Section 377 #IPC #Law Commission chairman #Justice AP Shah
Attempt to suicide decriminalised: Modi govt scraps Section 309 of IPC

Dec 10, 2014

Attempt to suicide decriminalised: Modi govt scraps Section 309 of IPC

In a major decision on Wednesday, the Government of India has decided to do away with the law the criminalised an attempt to suicide. #BreakingNow #India #Home Ministry #suicide #Indian Penal Code #IPC #jail #Attempt to suicide #decriminalise
US seeks to end discrimination against LGBT community in India

Nov 14, 2014

US seeks to end discrimination against LGBT community in India

Sarah Sewall, under secretary for civilian security, democracy and human rights at the US state department, said that both the countries can work together on issues like employment of women and sexual violence. #India #US #Supreme Court #Sexual violence #LGBT #Indian Penal Code #Section 377 #gay community #LGBT rights in India
Forceful but not forced: Delhi HC's rape verdict stirs up controversy

Nov 04, 2014

Forceful but not forced: Delhi HC's rape verdict stirs up controversy

In its judgement, the HC overturned a trial court order which had awarded life term to a man who raped a woman while drunk, causing in her death. #NewsTracker #Delhi High Court #Rape #Indian Penal Code #sexual assault #Section 376 #Achey Lal #Section 302 #Forced interourse #Reasonable Doubt
Phoolan Devi murder case Sher Singh Rana convicted

Aug 08, 2014

Phoolan Devi murder case Sher Singh Rana convicted

Sher Singh Rana, the prime accused in the 2001 Phoolan Devi murder case, was found guilty and convicted by a Delhi court on Friday. #BreakingNow #India #New Delhi #Samajwadi Party #Tihar jail #Phoolan Devi #Bandit Queen #Murder #Indian Penal Code #Thakur #Sher Singh Rana #2001 murder #Behmai massacre
Tamil Nadu youth arrested for anti-RSS post on Facebook

Jun 26, 2014

Tamil Nadu youth arrested for anti-RSS post on Facebook

The Tamil Nadu police arrested 21-year-old I Mohamed Aslam for posting a hate message against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Facebook. #facebook #India #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #RSS #Indian Penal Code #Madurai #IPC #Arrest #Palghar #FB comment
Complaints about EVM if found false could face penal action

Apr 06, 2014

Complaints about EVM if found false could face penal action

If the complaint is found to be false, action under section 177 of the Indian Penal Code can be taken. #India #Election Commission #Indian Penal Code #EVM #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #VVPAT
Misusing Section 354 Why a recent HC ruling should worry us all

Feb 28, 2014

Misusing Section 354 Why a recent HC ruling should worry us all

A recent court ruling upholding an FIR charging a coaching class chain owner in Mumbai of violating Section 354 violates the intent of the law -- and represents all that is wrong with our justice system. #ConnectTheDots #Indian Penal Code #Crime against women #Section 354
The citizen has more freedom of expression than leaders John Ralston Saul

Feb 14, 2014

The citizen has more freedom of expression than leaders John Ralston Saul

The current president of PEN International spoke to Firstpost about the challenges and responsibilities of freedom of expression. #Q&A #Penguin #Freedom of Expression #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus #PEN International #John Ralston Saul #Section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code