Ranbir Penal Code is the criminal code applicable in Jammu and Kashmir. It was came into being during the Dogra Dynasty. Ranbir singh was its ruler. According to article 370, the Indian penal code is not applicable here. Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India. In the geographical map of India, J&K is looking as head of Union India. Which have specialties in culturally, geographically, and as well as in ruling. J&K state has an independent rule under Article 370(Article 370 deals with the sovereign power to the state Jammu&Kashmir).
At the time of creating the constituent assembly, most of the states move on with the decision that each state doesn’t need a separate constitution. They adopted Indian Constitution as their own constitution. According to the suggestions by the leaders of Jammu& Kashmir state Article 370 was included in the Indian Constitution. The powers are given by the constitution to the central government, which implement in Jammu & Kashmir only with the co-operation of state government which has short-term provision but that become permanent Article in Indian Constitution.
State Court of Jammu & Kashmir ruled that Article 370 is permanent, by justice Hasnain Masoodi and Janak Raj Kotwal. The Apex court also ruled that the Article 370 in Indian Constitution, Which give special status to Jammu &Kashmir, gained the permanent status which cannot be abolished.
There are certain differences in Indian Penal Code and Ranbir Penal Code. In RPC certain places India is replaced by Jammu & Kashmir state. Indian Penal Code is undergo certain amendments.
Nowadays certain news is highlighted by the media from Poonch district in Jammu & Kashmir, written complaint given by a lady, that a group of 3 men taken her to the camp and one of the men raped her. The case is registered based on the sections of RPC.
It is also a fact that some sections of IPC are amended by different states of India according to their affairs especially by Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
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