Provision

Except murder, and offences against the State punishable with death, nothing is an offence which is done by a person who is compelled to do it by threats, which, at the time of doing it, reasonnably cause the apprehension that instant death to that person will otherwise be the consequence: Provided the person doing the act did not of his own accord, or from a reasonable apprehension of harm to himself short of instant death, place himself in the situation by which he became subject to such constraint.


Simply Put

This section means any act which is comitted with the fear of getting oneself killed will not be an offence (except murder and offences against state).   [Important point: Fear of instant death]



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