Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the three criminal bills. These bills will replace the IPC, CrPC, and the Evidence Act.
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 has been defined for the first time in the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita.
In organised crime, if a person is killed, the accused can be sentenced to death or life imprisonment.
Crimes related to murder committed based on race, caste, community, etc. have been included in this.
Right to Participation, Right to Information and Right to compensation for loss are the three key features in the victim-centric reforms.
IPC Section 124A has been replaced with BNS Section 152, which deals with "sovereignty or unity and integrity of India".