Govt to reintroduce three criminal law bills: key changes

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Dec 12, 2023

New laws by Parliamentary panel

New draft laws will be introduced based on changes suggested by the Parliamentary panel.

'Mental illness' is now 'Unsound mind'

The term "mental illness" in the Bhartiya Nyay Samhita (BNS) 2023 will be replaced with "unsound mind," as per the Indian Express source.

Section 377 excluded

The government rejects proposals to criminalise consensual sex between transgenders. Section 377 of the IPC will not be reintroduced.

Section 497 omitted

Section 497 of the IPC has been omitted in BNS 2023, following the Supreme Court's 2018 ruling decriminalising adultery.

May face opposition

The reworked bills may face opposition from the INDIA bloc in Parliament.