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Section 497 and 498 of the IPC on adultery laws are dusty Victorian remnants

Jul 01, 2016

Section 497 and 498 of the IPC on adultery laws are dusty Victorian remnants

These patriarchal ideas are somewhat prevalent in those who decide what the law is, whether it will stand the test of constitutional scrutiny, and how it is to be enforced. If these sections (497 and 498) are used at all, it is a problem. #CriticalPoint #Indian Penal Code #Adultery #IPC #Section 498 #patriarchal ideas #Section 497
Gulbarg Society massacre 'not a conspiracy': Ruling is reprieve for BJP

Jun 02, 2016

Gulbarg Society massacre 'not a conspiracy': Ruling is reprieve for BJP

One of the most consequential details of Special Court Judge PB Desai's judgment on the Gulbarg Society massacre is the dropping of the conspiracy charge (Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code) against all of the accused #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Special Investigation Team #Gulbarg society massacre #Indian Penal Code #Amit Shah #Section 120B IPC #Judge PB Desai #R Raghavan
New law will show compassion to victims of human trafficking: Maneka Gandhi

May 30, 2016

New law will show compassion to victims of human trafficking: Maneka Gandhi

Trafficking victims, mostly children, are typically pushed into prostitution, forced labour or begging. #Human trafficking #NewsTracker #Indian Penal Code #Maneka Gandhi
Jat quota stir: Sedition case filed against agitation chief for allegedly instigating violence

May 27, 2016

Jat quota stir: Sedition case filed against agitation chief for allegedly instigating violence

A sedition case was registered against Jat Sangharsh Samiti chief Yashpal Malik and 125 others for allegedly threatening peace and communal harmony. #NewsTracker #Sedition #Reservation #Haryana #Indian Penal Code #IPC #Rohtak #Jat agitation #Yashpal Malik
FIR filed against Bajrang Dal over the Ayodhya 'self-defence' and firearms training video

May 25, 2016

FIR filed against Bajrang Dal over the Ayodhya 'self-defence' and firearms training video

A FIR have been registered against Bajrang Dal under section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (promoting enmity between different groups) after videos and photographs surfaced of the saffron cadres brandishing rifles, swords and even lathis (sticks) in camps against volunteers wearing skull caps. #Uttar Pradesh #NewsTracker #Ayodhya #Bajrang Dal #Indian Penal Code #VHP #Ram Naik #Skull caps #Saraswati Vidya Mandir
Modi govt to bring amended version of Anti-Torture Bill in Parliament

May 11, 2016

Modi govt to bring amended version of Anti-Torture Bill in Parliament

Government has finalised an amended draft of an Anti-Torture Bill and will soon bring it before Parliament, the Rajya Sabha was told on Wednesday. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #National Human Rights Commission #parliament #Human Rights #Indian Penal Code #IPC #Criminal Procedure Code #Anti-torture bill
It's not just the map: What else can send you to prison for seven years?

May 06, 2016

It's not just the map: What else can send you to prison for seven years?

Wrong depiction of the map of India could land the violators in jail with a maximum term of seven years and fine upto Rs 100 crore. #China #Jammu and Kashmir #Pakistan #Arunachal Pradesh #Dowry #Indian Penal Code #Map #kidnapping #homicide #imprisonment
Car driven by a minor in Pune leaves one dead, two injured

May 03, 2016

Car driven by a minor in Pune leaves one dead, two injured

In an incident that took place in Ekbote colony, Ghorpade Peth, in Pune, a 15-year-old boy who was driving a car, ran over three people #NewsTracker #Pune #Indian Penal Code #car accident #Motor Vehicle Act #minor driving #Ekbote Colony
Planning the right fix: BCCI's Anurag Thakur proposes 10 year jail term for match-fixers

May 02, 2016

Planning the right fix: BCCI's Anurag Thakur proposes 10 year jail term for match-fixers

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur, who is also a Lok Sabha MP, has introduced three private member bills including a significant 'National Sports Ethics Commission' bill which recommends "10 years of jail term" for any sportsperson indulging in match-fixing. #BCCI #Match Fixing #Indian Premier League #IPL #Anurag Thakur #SportsTracker #Indian Penal Code #S Sreesanth #Ankit Chavan #Ajit Chandila #National Sports Ethics Commission
More trouble for Hrithik Roshan as he gets a second legal notice for 'hurtful' tweet about the Pope

Mar 31, 2016

More trouble for Hrithik Roshan as he gets a second legal notice for 'hurtful' tweet about the Pope

Hrithik Roshan's tweet that he "was more likely to be dating the Pope" than any of the actresses he had been linked with, has landed the actor in hot water #Bollywood #India #Religion #Hrithik Roshan #Kangana Ranaut #Indian Penal Code #Pope #christian #Legal notice #Section 295A #Abraham Mathai