Thursday, 9 July 2015

Amendments to Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2014 | Racial Slur

Why in news?

  • If the home ministry's proposal of changes in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) comes through, a racial slur can now land you in jail for five years.
  • The MHA's proposal comes after a rise in violence against people from the North-East. 
    • Recently, a girl from Mizoram was found dead at a residence in Gurgaon. 
    • Two people from Nagaland were beaten and their hair also was forcibly cut.

What are the proposed amendments?

Source: The Hindu

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