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The need to decriminalise attempted suicide in India

[By Renjini Rajagopalan] India needs to go through with eliminating section 309 of its penal code, punishing attempted suicide, as announced by the government at the end of 2014. The criminalisation of suicide is often used to suppress peaceful hunger strikes. Section 309 of the IPC is a highly insensitive provision that requires a person to die successfully, or be prosecuted. Besides ...

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