Thursday, 1 January 2009

Indian Laws - III: Amendments to certain Acts

By Syed Akbar

Amendments are proposed for the following Acts:

(a) Indian Marriage Succession Act - omission of Sec 213 from the
Indian Succession Act 1925 and expulnation of Section 6 of the Hindu
Succession Act 1956 to include oral and family arrangement in the
defintion of partition.

(b) Abolition of Section 379 of IPC - prohibiting unnatural sex (gays,

(c) Legalising live-in relationship

(d) Legal reforms to combat road accidents - there's no law at present
on road accidents

(e) Humanisation and decriminalisation of attempt to suicide

(f) Amendment to Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006

(g) Amendment for Section 304B IPC culpable homicide

(h) Enactment of new Coroners Act applicable to the whole of India

(i) Proposed law on registration of marriage and divorce

Amendments already pending before the Centre:

(a) Revision of Insurance Act

(b) Constitution of Environment Courts

(c) Civil and Criminal Procedures Code Amendment

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