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INDIA will no longer allow this Bulldozer Justice: Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge opposes 3 new criminal laws
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INDIA will no longer allow this Bulldozer Justice: Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge opposes 3 new criminal laws

| @indiablooms | 01 Jul 2024, 11:20 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has opposed the three new criminal laws that have replaced the colonial-era Indian Penal Code (IPC) calling them "bulldozer justice".

Kharge has slammed the ruling party BJP for enforcing the three new laws, which were passed by Parliament when 146 MPs were suspended during the 17th Lok Sabha.

The Congress president posted on X, "After the political and moral shock in the elections, Modi ji and the BJP are pretending to respect the Constitution, but the truth is that the three laws of the criminal justice system that are being implemented from today were forcibly passed by suspending 146 MPs.

"INDIA will no longer allow this “Bulldozer Justice” to run on the Parliamentary system."

In a move which will completely overhaul the criminal justice system in the country; three newly enacted laws – the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam – will come into effect from Monday.

According to a notification by the Ministry of Home Affairs earlier, the three laws will replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860; the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973; and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

The three new criminal laws have incorporated several new provisions to suit contemporary times and technologies in vogue.

The three laws will focus on justice rather than punishment and are aimed at providing speedy justice, all the way, strengthening the judicial and court management system emphasising on ‘access to justice by all’.

The three new laws received Indian Parliament's nod on December 21, 2023 and President Droupadi Murmu gave her assent on December 25, 2023.

The new laws are coming into effect just weeks after PM Modi returned to power for the third straight term.

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