Highlights of India's new criminal justice bills

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Dec 22, 2023

Rajya Sabha passed the bills

Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the three criminal bills. These bills will replace the IPC, CrPC, and the Evidence Act.

Crime against women and children

This chapter has been added to deal with sexual crimes. In this, a new crime category of gang rape of a woman under 18 years of age has been added.

Terrorism

Terrorism has been defined for the first time in the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita.

Organised crime has been added

In organised crime, if a person is killed, the accused can be sentenced to death or life imprisonment.

New provision on mob lynching

Crimes related to murder committed based on race, caste, community, etc. have been included in this.

Victim-centric reforms

Right to Participation, Right to Information and Right to compensation for loss are the three key features in the victim-centric reforms.

Sedition

IPC Section 124A has been replaced with BNS Section 152, which deals with "sovereignty or unity and integrity of India".