Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Three Criminal Law Amendment Bills passed in Lok Sabha in absence of 97 suspended MPs

On the thirteenth day of the winter session, the Lok Sabha passed the three revised criminal law bills, namely, the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, proposing to replace the Indian Penal Code, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita, proposing to replace the Code of Criminal Procedure, and the Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Sanhita, which seeks to replace the Indian Evidence Act.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke on the criminal bills in the absence of 97 suspended Opposition MPs. Two MPs from Kerala namely – Thomas Chazhikadan and AM Arif were suspended from the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, taking the total number of suspensions in both houses to 143.

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