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Indian Oaths Act – Geeta Par haath rakh kar kasam khana kya ab hai jaroori? – Free PDF

GEETA PAR HAATH RAKH KAR KASAM

  • There was really a time when witnesses did have to swear by the sacred book of his or her religion. This was supposed to make them speak nothing but the whole truth.
  •  It was a system in the Mughal era.
  • The Hindus had to swear by the holy water of Ganges or the Bhagavad Gita, and Muslims by the Quran.
  • The Hindus had to swear by the holy water of Ganges or the Bhagavad Gita, and Muslims by the Quran.
  • The tradition continued well into the British era.
  • The Indian Oath Act, 1873 extended the uniform system of oath to all courts.

The Oaths Act, 1969

introducing a uniform system of taking oath all over the country.

28th Law Commission Report. 

  • Now A person  swear in the name of God or solemnly affirm,  filling an affidavit or any other application before the court. 
  • “ I do (swear in the name of God) / (solemnly affirm) that what I shall state shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”
  • मैं ईश्वर के नाम पर कसम खाता हूं / ईमानदारी से पुष्टि करता हूं कि जो मैं कहूंगा वह सत्य, संपूर्ण सत्य और सत्य के अलावा कुछ भी नहीं कहूँगा।
  • No child under 12 years of age needs to take such an oath.

LYING in court

  • Section 193 of IPC. Punishment for false evidence
  • 7 years of punishment.

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