Centre introduce bills to replace Indian Penal Code, CrPC, Indian Evidence Act

HY News 11 August, 2023 02:35 pm IST

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The Central government on Friday introduced Bills for the complete overhaul of colonial-era Indian criminal laws.The 1860 Indian Penal Code will be replaced by the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita.

The Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita will replace the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Bharatiya Sakshya will replace Indian Evidence Act. All three have been referred to a Standing Committee for review.A new offence on acts of secession, armed rebellion, subversive activities, separatist activities or endangering sovereignty or unity and integrity of India has been added in the revised laws.

Following Amit Shah's speech and Opposition boycott, the Lok Sabha adjourned ‘Sine Die’ on Friday. The Monsoon session of the Parliament witnessed three weeks of tumult, during which the Opposition and treasury benches faced-off on the issue of ethnic violence in Manipur. 

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