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India: Government Begins Discussions on Overhauling Colonial-Era Penal Code

(Dec. 9, 2019) On October 20, 2019, the Indian central government began discussions on overhauling the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which was adopted during the British colonial era. According to a senior government official, the Code requires major revisions because the “idea behind the overhaul is that the master-servant concept envisaged in [the] IPC should […]