Comprehensive Amendment of Criminal Laws


  • The Central government has initiated the process for comprehensive amendment of criminal laws – the Indian Penal Code, 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 – in consultation with all stakeholders.

About the comprehensive amendment of criminal laws

  • The Union Minister of State for Home said that amending criminal laws is a continuous process to make the laws in accordance with contemporary needs and aspirations of people.

    Comprehensive Amendment of Criminal Laws
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  • The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in its 111th, 128th and 146th reports had recommended that there is a need for a comprehensive review of criminal laws of the country.
  • The minister said the legislation of such laws is a complex and lengthy exercise given the spectrum of divergent views of stakeholders.
  • The entire procedure is a long-drawn out one and no time-limit can be fixed or given for this legislative process.

Source: TH

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