Kerala guv OKs controversial ordinance to protect women


Kerala Police Act amendment ordinance, the government claimed, was intended to prevent cyber attacks on women and children. Unlike a defamation case (Sections 499 and 500 of IPC), which needs a petitioner, the proposed amendment is a cognisable offence and any person can lodge a complaint or a police officer himself can suo motu register a case against the accused. Police can arrest the accused without a warrant too.