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Modi’s Government hasn’t passed any new law (IPC 233) that allows a Woman to kill rapists

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A message is being widely shared on social media and it is as follows- ‘Finally a new law was passed by Modi govt today. As per IPC 233, if a girl is suspected to be raped or getting raped, then she has a supreme right to kill that person or harm that person as dangerously as she can and girl won’t be blamed for murder’. Let’s check to what extent the information in the message is true.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Modi’s government has passed a new law ‘IPC Section 233’, that allows a girl to kill rapists.

Fact: Modi’s government hasn’t passed any new law which allows a girl to kill rapists. ‘IPC Section 233’ mentioned in the message has nothing to do with self defence provisions available to a girl in case of rape. That section deals with ‘Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting coin’. So, the claim is FALSE.

When searched if the Modi’s government has passed any law that allows a girl to kill rapists, no such law was found to be enacted by the Central government. In that message, it is mentioned about IPC (Indian Penal Code)  233, but in the Indian Penal Code that section deals with ‘Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting coin’. So, ‘IPC Section 233’ has nothing to do with self-defence provisions available to a girl in case of rape.

A similar message was found to have been shared in 2012, in the context of the Delhi gangrape incident and it is again now being shared in the aftermath of Hyderabad veterinary doctor Disha’s rape incident.

To conclude, Modi’s government hasn’t passed any new law that allows a girl to kill rapists. IPC 233 is regarding ‘offences related to coins and government stamps’.

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