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Capital Punishment: A breach of Human rights?

Capital Punishment: A breach of Human rights?

In this article, the authors have discussed capital punishment and how it conflicts with the basic human rights and the right to life and liberty guaranteed under part III of the constitution of India. This article has been co-authored by Priyanka Chauhan Introduction Capital Punishment is a widely debated topic keeping in mind the situation …

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Wrongful Confinement and Its Punishment under IPC

Wrongful Confinement and Its Punishment under IPC

In this article, we will discuss the meaning of Wrongful Confinement, its punishment under the Indian Penal Code, with relevant case laws and illustrations. Introduction Wrongful Confinement is dealt with in chapter 16 of IPC and as the name suggests means confining or limiting a person from accessing boundaries that he otherwise is free to …

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Differentia between Culpable Homicide and Murder

Differentia between Culpable Homicide and Murder

Confusion between culpable homicide and murder is common amongst law students and even lawyers. This perplexity is understandable considering the kindred nature of the offences. In the light of the aforementioned complication, this article has been written for lucid apprehension for anyone seeking to study the topic. Before you start reading, it is to be …

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What is Mistake of Fact and why is it a defence under IPC? [FREE COURSE]

Mistake of fact is one of the five general defenses or exceptions to criminal liablity under the Indian Penal Code. In this article, we shall discuss the details regarding Mistake of fact and the reason it is a defence. What is section 76, Indian Penal Code, 1860? Section 76 in The Indian Penal Code76. Act done …

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doli incapex

What is “doli incapax” in which section of IPC it lies?

‘Doli incapax‘ is a Latin legal maxim which means ‘incapability of committing a crime’. This term has been used to describe an assumption of guiltless for children in Criminal law in most countries. We find this term in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 on Section 82, and in the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 in India. In …

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Offence Relating To Marriage -Section 493-498 IPC

Offence Relating To Marriage -Section 493-498 IPC

Before getting into the chapter XX of IPC which deals with offence (s) relating to marriage ; let us quickly look over as to what MARRIAGE literally means. Introduction to Offence relating to marriage Marriage is a legally and socially sanctioned union, usually between a man and a woman, that is regulated by laws, rules, customs, …

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culpable homicide

Circumstances under which murder can be reduced to culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Homicide is the highest order of bodily injury that can be inflicted on a human body. It has been the most heinous offence. Homicide means the killing of a human by a human being. However, in every case of killing one is not culpable. In Public Prosecutor vs. S.N. Moorty, the accused had the intention …

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