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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
24-February-2015 14:23 IST
Attempt to Suicide

The Law Commission of India, in its 210th Report: “Humanization and Decriminalization of Attempt to Suicide” had recommended that Section 309 (attempt to commit suicide) of IPC needs to be effaced from the statute book because that provision is inhuman irrespective of whether it is constitutional or unconstitutional. Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to accept the recommendation of the Law Commission of India. A draft note, containing, inter alia, the proposal to delete Section 309 from the IPC, has been sent to the Legislative Department, Ministry of Law and Justice for drawing up a draft Amendment Bill.

This was stated by Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Dr. P. Venugopal.