The Home Ministry is in the process of effacing Section 309 of IPC, under which anyone attempting to commit suicide is punishable with a jail term of up to one year and fine, and discussions in this effect are on.
As they always say, choose your friends wisely. And when it comes to friendships on social networks, you ought to be extra vigilant else you can land in trouble. A glaring case of this has recently come into light.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that kicking a daughter-in-law amounts to an offence of cruelty punishable under Section 498A of IPC and allowed the trial of in-laws on a complaint of a woman alleging torture by them.
In the wake of alleged suicide
by a student in Kolkata after being canned by his principal, a
child rights body may push for amending the IPC to ensure that
anyone involved in corporal punishment does not get away.