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Context: Formed in 1862, the Indian Penal Code completes 160 years of its existence. One of the prominent remains of the British era, IPC has been a part of Indian society. But has it served society according to its needs? Or does it still have a colonial hangover? More important… has it been able to keep pace with the changing face of crime. The show looks back at the journey of Indian Penal Code and discusses the possibilities of reforms.
Why IPC needs revamp?
In 2016, the Home Ministry had proposed insertion of two stricter anti-racial discrimination provisions in the IPC.
The nature of the Indian Penal Code has been highlighted as that one of ‘Master and Servant’, with some of the provisions having no place in Independent India. Some of the sections that need reform and review are as follows:
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