Murderous Outrages Regulation

The Murderous Outrages Regulation (or Act) refers to several pieces of legislation in 19th century British India (which then included modern Pakistan) that gave the colonial government additional powers to prosecute serious crimes such as murder.

  • Punjab Murderous Outrages Act 1867: Also known as Act XXIII of 1867, for the suppression of murderous outrages in certain districts of the Punjab, detailed the "Punishment of fanatics murdering or attempting to murder", including such issues as forfeiture of property, trials, appeals, and disposal of the bodies of criminals.[1][2]
  • Murderous Outrages Act 1877 (revival and amendment of Act XXIII of 1867) or Act IV of 1877: also known as the "Ghazi Act",[3]
  • Frontier Murderous Outrages Regulation (IV of 1901): A Regulation to make better provision for the suppression of murderous outrages in certain frontier tracts.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Punjab Murderous Outrages Act 1867".
  2. ^ Punjab (1903). The Punjab and North-west Code. Superintendent of Government print. pp. 42–. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  3. ^ The Journal of Political Science. Department of Political Science, Government College. 1971. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  4. ^ Punjab (India); Sir Henry Adolphus Byden Rattigan; Alweyne Turner (1903). The Bengal Regulations: The Acts of the Governor-general in Council, and the Frontier Regulations ... Applicable to the Punjab, with Notes and an Index. Civil and Military Gazette Press. pp. 577–. Retrieved 20 April 2013.