Values of social tranquility and substantive equality justify laws such as Section 153-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which prohibits “promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc. and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony”. The very genesis of the provision indicates that emphasis was given to societal integrity which the law thrives to preserve. The provision in its erstwhile form was incorporated by way of the Penal Code Amendment Act of 1898. (Read More)
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