Mental Healthcare Act: Supreme Court seeks explanation from Centre on validity of provision decriminalising attempt to commit suicide

Section 115 states that any person who attempts to commit suicide is presumed to have done so under severe stress. The Court sought to question how a blanket presumption can be applied.
Mental Healthcare Act
Mental Healthcare Act

The Supreme Court today sought an explanation from Central government on the validity of Section 115 of the Mental Healthcare Act of 2017, through which attempt to commit suicide under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was decriminalized.

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