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A_man Fighting for Justice (Unemployed)     09 March 2011

The award for Biggest Hypocrite goes to...Supreme Court

 

‘Time for Parliament to delete IPC Section on attempt to suicide'

The Hindu. NEW DELHI, March 8, 2011 (An Excerpt)

 

The Supreme Court on Monday recommended to Parliament that it consider the feasibility of deleting Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (attempt to commit suicide) from the statute.

Making this recommendation, a Bench of Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra said though a Constitution Bench in Gian Kaur's case had held Section 309 IPC constitutionally valid, “the time has come when it should be deleted by Parliament as it has become anachronistic. A person attempts suicide in depression, and hence he needs help, rather than punishment.”

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Hypocrisy at its best. If a woman tries to commit suicide but doesn’t die, she should not be booked for this attempt because the Supreme Court thinks that ‘a person attempts suicide in depression and hence needs help, rather than punishment.’ But if that same woman dies then her husband & in-laws are sent behind bars charging them of dowry death. Can’t stand this anymore.

 



 3 Replies

DEFENSE ADVOCATE.-firmaction@g (POWER OF DEFENSE IS IMMENSE )     10 March 2011

The law is developed through long process in demcracy.

Isaac Gabriel (Advocate)     10 March 2011

Experience has become the yardstick to guide the society and the nation rather than statutes.

Vikas Nagwan (Legal Consultant)     10 March 2011

The society is always in constant change, law grows as per the needs of the society.. when IPC was drafted there were no cases of suicide due to depression, it the medical science that had led us to the point that now we do understand the importance of treatment for mental illness... You call it hypocrasy, we call it CHANGE..

AND YES, INDIAN LEGAL SYSTEM IS VERY MUCH BIASED TOWARDS FEMALES BUT IT WILL CHANGE WITH TIME... EVEN SC HAS RECOGNISED THAT MANY LAWS ARE BEING MISUSED BY WOMEN BUT IT CAN ONLY RECOMMEND THE LEGISLATURE TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS, SC CANNOT COMPEL THE LAW MAKERS TO DO IT... THE ENACTMENT AND AMENDMENT CAN ONLY BE DONE BY THE GOVT... ONE SHOULD APPROACH LEGISLATURE INSTEAD OF CRITICISING THE COURTS....


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