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Proposed mental health legislation can be misused: Delhi court

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 22:54

Voicing serious concern over provisions of the Mental Health Bill, Delhi court said blanket presumption in law that any person who attempts suicide shall be presumed to mentally ill could be misused.

New mental health bill to ban electric shocks

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 00:41

The right of mentally-ill patients to decide their mode of treatment, decriminalising suicide for them and a ban on electric shock treatment without anaesthesia are some of the provisions of the new mental health bill.