A recent case in Haryana confirms that abetment to suicide is a very dubious section. In many cases, causes of suicide are psychological and societal and should be dealt with accordingly and legal tests should be used before prosecution.
The most disturbing element in the Sushant Rajput suicide case is how the media in general has discarded all norms of ethics, decency and objectivity by its sensationalism and biased coverage. It paints a grim picture for the future of the Indian news space.
The Press Council of India (PCI) has noted with distress that coverage of the alleged suicide by a film actor by many media outlets are in contravention of the norms of Journalistic Conduct framed by the PCI and issued advisory reminding media to follow the Norms of Journalistic conduct.
The Delhi High Court has directed the Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, not to keep the finalisation and notification of the Draft Health Policy for Rare Diseases, 2020 pending indefinitely.