Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday surprised the nation with three bills introduced in Lok Sabha — the Bhartiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita Bill, 2023; Bharativa Nyaya Sanita Bill, 2023 and Bharativa, Sakshva Bill, 2023 — which are aimed at reforming the country’s criminal justice system.
These Bills aim to replace Indian Penal Code of 1860, Criminal Procedure Code of 1898, and Indian Evidence Act of 1872.
Shah said the existing sedition laws would be repealed under the new Bill. He also stated that the Centre would introduce a provision of capital punishment in mob lynching cases.
After the three Bills were introduced, they were referred to the Standing Committee on Home Affairs.