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New criminal laws watershed moment for society: CJI [Read Inaugural Remarks]
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New criminal laws watershed moment for society: CJI [Read Inaugural Remarks]

CJI Chandrachud hails new criminal laws as a watershed moment, marking a significant overhaul for the justice system, emphasizing adaptation and technology's role.

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SC dismisses PIL against new criminal laws Judiciary
SC dismisses PIL against new criminal laws

Supreme Court dismisses PIL against new criminal laws replacing British-era codes, set for July 1, 2024 implementation.

Plea filed in Supreme Court to stay criminal laws Judiciary
Plea filed in Supreme Court to stay criminal laws

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court of India seeking suspension of three new criminal laws, raising critical concerns over their impact on fundamental rights and the legal framework. The petition argues these laws, namely Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023, Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita 2023, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam 2023, potentially increase police powers and create confusion among citizens.

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President Murmu Approves Historic Criminal Law Reforms

President Droupadi Murmu has given assent to three significant criminal law reforms in India, marking a historic shift in the legislative landscape. The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Act replace colonial-era laws, including the Indian Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. However, these reforms have sparked debate, with critics raising concerns over potential constitutional violations and the risk of police excesses under the new arrest and custody provisions.

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