Government decides to decriminalise attempt to Suicide

On December 10, 2014, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary while giving a written reply to Shri Vivek Gupta stated that the Law Commission of India, in its 210th Report, recommended that Section 309 (attempt to Commit suicide) of IPC needs to be effaced from the statute book. 18 States and 4 Union Territory Administrations have supported that Section 309 of the IPC may be deleted. Keeping in view the responses from the States/UTs, it has been decided to delete Section 309 of IPC from the Statute book. 

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