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BREAKING: Lok Sabha passes 3 amended criminal law Bills to replace IPC, CrPC, Evidence Act

By Shreya Agarwal      20 December, 2023 05:23 PM      0 Comments
BREAKING: Lok Sabha passes 3 amended criminal law Bills to replace IPC, CrPC, Evidence Act

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha has passed 3 criminal law amendment Bills set to replace the 3 main prevailing criminal laws of the country, i.e. the Indian Penal Code, 1870, (IPC),  Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, and Evidence Act, 1872.

The amended  Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhitathe Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita and the Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill were passed today in the absence of 97 suspended opposition MPs.

The initially proposed amendment Bills were first introduced in the Lok Sabha during the monsoon session of Parliament, however were referred to a department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs.

The Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita which replaces the IPC comprises 358 Sections. The contentious Section 124A of the IPC on sedition has been replaced with a similar provision has been added to the proposed legislation with Section 152 which punishes acts 'endangering sovereignty, unity and integrity of India.'

Notably, organised crime, terrorism, and murder by a group of five or more on the basis caste, language or personal belief have also been added as offences.

[Read  The Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill 2023]

[Read The Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita Bill 2023]

[Read The Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita Bill 2023]



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