Category Archives: Indian Penal Code ( IPC )

The Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860 is the main criminal code of India. It is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The code was drafted in 1860 on the recommendations of first law commission of India established in 1834 under the Chairmanship of  Lord Macauley. It came into force in the year 1862. The Code has since been amended several times and is now supplemented by other criminal provisions.

Offences relating to Marriage

Offences related to marriage are dealt with in Chapter XX, IPC. The offences enumerated in this chapter are in one way or the other related to infidelity in the institution of marriage. The Criminal Law (Second Amendment) Act, 1983 inserted Chapter XX-A which contained Section 498A that dealt with cruelty meted out to wife.[1] MOCK OR INVALID MARRIAGES… Read More »

Offences relating to Religion

Chapter XV of IPC lays down provisions related to offences pertinent to religion. This Chapter of the Indian Penal Code is premised on the principle that freedom to follow one’s religion is an integral part of one’s right and therefore religious sentiments must not be offended. The Indian Constitution provides for secularity by according equal protection to all… Read More »