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The Criminal Procedure Code 1973 – Section 144

Section 144. Power to issue order in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger (1) In cases where, in the opinion of a District Magistrate, a Sub-divisional Magistrate or any other Executive Magistrate specially empowered by the State Government in this behalf, there is sufficient ground for proceeding under this section and immediate prevention or […]

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THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE, 1973 – Section 108

Section 108. Security for good behaviour from persons disseminating seditious matters (1) When a Judicial Magistrate of the first class receives information that there is within his local jurisdiction any person who, within or without such jurisdiction,— (i) either orally or in writing or in any other manner, intentionally disseminates or attempts to disseminate or […]

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The Criminal Procedure Code – Section 96

Section 96. Application to High Court to set aside declaration of forfeiture (1) Any person having any interest in any newspaper, book or other document, in respect of which a declaration of forfeiture has been made under Section 95, may, within two months from the date of publication in the Official Gazette of such declaration, […]

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THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE, 1973 – Section 95

Section 95. Power to declare certain publications forfeited and to issue search-warrants for the same (1) Where— (a) any newspaper, or book, or (b) any document, wherever printed, appears to the State Government to contain any matter the publication of which is punishable under Section 124A or Section 153A or Section 153B or Section 292 […]

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Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB)

The newly passed amendment to the Citizenship Act redefines the way migrants from three countries can become Indian citizens, linking this to their religion. What are the concerns about it nationwide, and why has it faced such fierce resistance in Assam? How does it relate to government’s plans for an all-India NRC? The Citizenship Amendment […]

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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE – Section 93

The following provision of the Criminal Procedure Codes, 1973 are relevant to media. Section 93. When search warrant may be issued (1) (a) Where any Court has reason to believe that a person to whom a summons or order under Section 91 or a requisition under subsection (1) of Section 92 has been, or might […]

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THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE, 1973 – Section 91

The following provisions of the Criminal Procedure Codes, 1973 are relevant to media. Section 91. Summons to produce document or other thing  (1) Whenever any Court or any officer in charge of a police station considers that the production of any document or other thing is necessary or desirable for the purposes of any investigation, […]

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Provisions of the Indian Penal Code – part 2

Introduction Indian Penal Code covers almost all the crime happening in the society. It is a piece of British colonial legislation dating from 1860. Now it provides a penal code for the entire country including Jammu and Kashmir, where it was renamed the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC). The code could be applied to any offence […]

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Provisions of the Indian Penal Code

Introduction Indian Penal Code covers almost all the crime happening in the society. It is a piece of British colonial legislation dating from 1860. Now it provides a penal code for the entire country including Jammu and Kashmir, where it was renamed the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC). The code could be applied to any offence […]

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Defamation Punishment

Punishment: The punishment for the criminal offence of defamation, as prescribed by the IPC are: Section 500. Punishment for defamation reads: Whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term, which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both. Section 501. Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory […]

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