New Delhi, Dec 20 (The Street Press India) – On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha gave its nod to three new bills, replacing outdated colonial-era criminal laws. These updated bills, named the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill, were presented by Union Home Minister Amit Shah last week. The voice vote confirmed their approval, marking a significant step in modernizing our legal framework.
These bills are set to replace the age-old Indian Penal Code-1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure Act-1898, and the Indian Evidence Act of 1872. During the Lok Sabha debate on Wednesday, Shah assured that these proposed laws underwent thorough consultations. He emphasized personally scrutinizing every detail, down to each comma and full stop, in the draft legislations before presenting them for approval in the House.
Shah highlighted that the current criminal laws reflect a colonial mindset focused on punishment rather than justice. He emphasized that the three new bills aim to establish a justice system aligned with Indian principles. According to Shah, these proposed laws will liberate people from the colonial mindset and its associated symbols. The Lok Sabha subsequently passed the bills through a voice vote.