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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA LAW COMMISSION OF INDIA

Humanization and Decriminalization of Attempt to Suicide

Report No. 210

OCTOBER 2008

LAW COMMISSION OF INDIA (REPORT NO. 210)

Humanization and Decriminalization of Attempt to Suicide

Forwarded to Dr. H. R. Bhardwaj, Union Minister for Law and Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India by Dr. Justice AR. Lakshmanan, Chairman, Law Commission of India, on the 17th day of October, 2008.

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The 18th Law Commission was constituted for a period of three years from 1st September, 2006 by Order No. A.45012/1/2006-Admn.III (LA) dated the 16th October, 2006, issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Legal Affairs, New Delhi. The Law Commission consists of the Chairman, the Member-Secretary, one full-time Member and seven part-time Members. Chairman Hon’ble Dr. Justice AR. Lakshmanan Member-Secretary Dr. Brahm A. Agrawal Full-time Member Prof. Dr. Tahir Mahmood Part-time Members Dr. (Mrs.) Devinder Kumari Raheja Dr. K. N. Chandrasekharan Pillai Prof. (Mrs.) Lakshmi Jambholkar Smt. Kirti Singh Shri Justice I. Venkatanarayana Shri O.P. Sharma Dr. (Mrs.) Shyamlha Pappu

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The Law Commission is located in ILI Building, 2nd Floor, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi-110 001 Law Commission Staff Member-Secretary Dr. Brahm A. Agrawal Research Staff Shri Sushil Kumar Ms. Pawan Sharma Shri J. T. Sulaxan Rao Shri A. K. Upadhyay Dr. V. K. Singh Administrative Staff Shri Sushil Kumar Shri D. Choudhury Shri S. K. Basu Smt. Rajni Sharma : Joint Secretary & Law Officer : Under Secretary : Section Officer : Assistant Library & Information Officer : Joint Secretary & Law Officer : Additional Law Officer : Additional Law Officer : Deputy Law Officer : Assistant Legal Adviser

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The text of this Report is available on the Internet at http://www.lawcommissionofindia.nic.in

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