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Jul 18, 2017
Mental healthcare: India needs to define rehabilitation, policy must take rights-based approachAny guidelines on rehabilitation of mental patients need to be reviewed and strengthened to reflect a human rights-based approach without which its implementation would be incomplete and the issue of former mental health patients will continue to exist
Mar 28, 2017
Mental Healthcare Bill decriminalising suicide receives Parliament's approvalThe Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, that provides for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness, and also decriminalises suicide, secured parliamentary approval on Monday with the Lok Sabha's assent to the legislation.
Apr 06, 2016
Pouring kerosene on oneself 'merely preparation' to commit suicide, not punishable under IPC: Magistrate CourtA man accused of trying to commit suicide by pouring kerosene oil on himself at an MCD office here 16 years ago, has been acquitted by a Delhi court which said it was "merely a preparation" to commit suicide and nothing more.
Dec 11, 2014
Decriminalising suicide attempt is a baby step, India needs giant leapsIn the civilised world, there are no two ways about it, but India has been dragging its feet since 1996, even though SC decriminalised suicides in 1994.