Parliament session: Will repeal offence of sedition, says Amit Shah as he introduces 3 bills to overhaul justice system
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks on Bharatiya Sanhita Suraksha Bill, 2023, promises major changes in criminal justice system. I.N.D.I.A. MPs boycott Lok Sabha proceedings.
A new bill to replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC) will repeal the offence of sedition completely, Union Home Minister Amit Shah told Lok Sabha on Friday while introducing three bills to change British-era laws.
While presenting the bill in Lok Sabha, Shah said, “From 1860 to 2023, the country's criminal justice system functioned as per the laws made by the British."
“The focus of those law was to protect and strengthen the British administration, the idea was to punish and not to give justice."
The Union minister cited the new laws that will replace the older ones will completely overhaul the criminal justice system in the country. “The new three laws will bring the spirit to protect the rights of the Indian citizen," he said in the Lower House of Parliament.
"The aim will not be to punish, it will be to provide justice. Punishment will be given to create a sentiment of stopping crime," he added.
Meanwhile, I.N.D.I.A. MPs boycotted Lok Sabha proceedings against the suspension of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from Lok Sabha and march to Dr Ambedkar's statue in Parliament.
(With inputs from agencies, LiveLaw)
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