New Delhi: Three crucial bills that would replace the colonial-era criminal laws were passed in Lok Sabha today, virtually in the absence of the Opposition.
The Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita, 2023 and the Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill, 2023, will replace the Indian Penal Code of 1860, Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) of 1973 and Indian Evidence Act, of 1872.
Insisting that the new laws will replace the colonial era rules that are completely unsuitable for this day and age, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said today that the new bills lay “emphasis on Indianness, the Indian Constitution and the well-being of the people”.
“I have gone through every comma, full stop of the new criminal laws,” the minister said, insisting that they were in consonance with the spirit of Constitution.
The bills were withdrawn after the monsoon session and three new bills introduced, as a few changes were to be made, Mr Shah said.
The new bills have been examined by the Standing Committee and instead of coming up with official amendments, it was decided to bring the bills again.
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