COMBATING PHYSICAL AND CYBER STALKING

COMBATING PHYSICAL AND CYBER STALKING

At Citizens’ Foundation for Policy Solutions (CFPS), in pursuance of our objective to conceptualize and draft, policies and legislations on the issues of public importance CFPS took upon itself to make contributions in the effort to address the menace of Stalking in Delhi by drafting an amendment to the existing anti-stalking provisions under Section 354D of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Our proposal seeks to amend the anti-stalking law for Delhi. It overhauls the language of the penal provision bringing in specificity in order to reduce lexical vagueness. Further it aims to augments inclusivity through gender neutrality. The proposed draft is also supplanted with well-defined terms so as to curtail misinterpretations and misuse of the provision. Lastly the proposed draft also makes the offence non-bailable and specifically address the growing threat of cyber stalking.

Read the bare draft of our proposed section here.

Read the detailed research memorandum here.

Karmanye Thadani

Karmanye Thadani

An alumnus of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Karmanye has studied summer course(s) in International Human Rights Law from the Oxford University and London School of Economics. He secured a gold medal in his master’s degree in International Relations from the Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University Sonipat. He has worked in eminent public policy think-tanks and has also contributed articles to reputed journals and media portals like the Times of India and Tehelka. He has co-authored several acclaimed books such as ‘India and China: Negotiating Spaces in the Narratives’; ‘Onslaughts on Free Speech in India by Means of Unwarranted Film Bans’; and ‘Women and Sport in India and the World: Examining the History and Suggesting Policy Reforms’. He has also appeared on the news channel Times Now in the ‘Youth Parliament’ debate on Foreign Policy, alongside luminaries such as G. Parthasarthy, Brahma Chellaney and Maroof Raza.