Criminal Law

  • Brunei adopts sharia law, punishment includes whipping, amputation May 2, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The sultanate of Brunei this week becomes the first East Asian country to introduce Islamic criminal law, the latest example of a deepening religious conservatism that has also taken root in parts of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei, a tiny former British protectorate of about 400,000 nestled between two...
  • Making stalking criminal offence hurried decision: Delhi court March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Making stalking a non-bailable offence after December 16, 2012 gangrape case was a hurried decision as several facets were missed out, a Delhi court said seeking a mechanism in place to look into the matter. The observation was made by the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau...
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, as introduced in Lok Sabha March 20, 2013

    Read the full text of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill as introduced in Lok Sabha on March 19, 2013. ...
  • Chhattisgarh CM writes to PM against new consensual sex age March 18, 2013

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, slamming the central government's decision to lower the age of consensual sex to 16 years saying that it is felt by many that the decision is solely based on culture prevalent in metro cities. "I write to...
  • Cabinet meet on anti-rape law begins March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Live updates: 10.20 am: Cabinet defers anti-rape ordinance due to lack of unanimity. 10.00 am: The Cabinet meet on anti-rape law begins. The Delhi gangrape case of December 2012 triggered the government's proposed new anti-rape law. The Cabinet will take it up the new law on Tuesday. But consensus...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss new anti-rape law today March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi gangrape case of December 2012 triggered the government's proposed new anti-rape law. The Cabinet is likely to take up the new law on Tuesday. But consensus has eluded the government specifically on clauses relating to the use of the term 'rape', voyeurism, and reducing the age...
  • Govt may bring back the word rape in new Bill March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to finalise tough new laws on crimes against women with a new Criminal Law Amendment Bill this Thursday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the age of consent for sex is likely to be reduced from 18 to 16 as suggested by the Justice Verma...
  • Parl panel for death for rapists if victim dies February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home has pressed for death sentence for rapists in cases where the victim dies or is left in a vegetative state. The committee, set up to examine the Criminal Law Amendment Bill of 2012, has also proposed to replace the word 'rape' with...
  • Justice Verma panel's recommendations mark a true shift in the paradigm: Kavita Krishnan January 25, 2013

    Will Justice Verma panel's recommendations go a long way in ensuring gender justice? Women's rights crusader Kavita Krishnan shared her perspective on this subject with IBNLive readers. Q. How will you consider cyber stalking as an offence... means if a person sends a friends request to anyone, will you consider it...
  • No lowering of age for juvenile criminals: Report January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Justice JS Verma committee, constituted to look into rape laws, on Wednesday refused to propose lowering the legally defined age for juvenile delinquents from 18 to 16 years. "The condition of juvenile homes in the country is pathetic," Justice Verma said at a press conference after submitting his...
  • Justice Verma committee recommendations at a glance January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In a detailed and scathing report, the threemember Justice JS Verma Committee called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases....
  • Full text: The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012 December 31, 2012

    A committee under the chairmanship of Justice (Retd) Shri JS Verma, former Chief Justice of India, is working on a report on the review of present laws so as to provide for speedier justice and enhanced punishment in cases of aggravated sexual assault. Meanwhile, another bill the Criminal Law (Amendment)...
  • Chinese police may get power of secret detention March 1, 2012

    Beijing: China is preparing to overhaul a key criminal law amid public confusion and some dread over whether the government is about to give police the legal authority to disappear people. At issue is an amendment to the criminal procedure law that would allow police to secretly detain suspects for months...
  • Law graduates ditch black robes for corporate law July 12, 2007

    Mumbai: The word lawyer always brings to mind a person in a black robe bringing criminals to justice, but this image is now fast changing. Increasingly, fresh law graduates are opting to climb up the corporate ladder rather than adorning the black robe. “I would say that about 85 per cent...