Three crucial bills, the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023, and the Bharatiya Sakshya Bill, 2023, are set to undergo in-depth examination by a parliamentary panel for further evaluation.
Amit Shah Presents Bills to Revamp British-era Laws
Introduction of Three Key Bills
On August 11, Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled three significant Bills in the Lok Sabha aimed at replacing the antiquated British-era statutes. The proposed legislations include the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023, and the Bharatiya Sakshya Bill, 2023.
Enhanced Scrutiny in Parliamentary Panel
Mr. Shah informed the House that the aforementioned Bills will undergo thorough examination by a parliamentary panel to ensure a comprehensive review. This move reflects a commitment to a meticulous evaluation before the new laws are enacted.
Transitioning from Colonial Laws
Highlighting the essence of this reform, Amit Shah emphasized that the laws targeted for replacement primarily served the purpose of upholding British colonial administration. Their focus lay in punitive measures, rather than delivering justice. By introducing the three new laws, the objective is to shift the focus towards safeguarding the rights of Indian citizens.
Prioritizing Justice over Punishment
In articulating the philosophy behind the proposed legislation, Mr. Shah underscored that the motive is no longer centered around punishment, but rather on the provision of justice. The intent is to establish a climate where penalties are meted out to deter criminal activities and foster a sense of crime prevention.
This strategic shift in legislative approach showcases an endeavor to modernize legal frameworks and prioritize the well-being of citizens while bidding farewell to laws rooted in colonial history.