Union law and Justice minister Arjun Ram Meghwal holding independent charge has said some colonial era laws have been changed and they will be implemented from July 1.

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Union law and Justice minister  Arjun Ram Meghwal holding independent charge has said some colonial era laws have been changed and they will be implemented from July 1.

He said, the Indian Penal Code, Code of  Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act will be replaced by Bhartiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bhartiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita and Bhartiya Sakshya Act.

Necessary training programmes and infrastructure development for implementing the new laws are underway.

The new laws are people centric and timely and are in tendem with India’s rapid development and progress. With PTI inputs.

He dispelled opposition claims of not being consulted before making the decision.

This is wrong. We had sought suggestions from all states and union territories but only 18 states and 6 union territories responded.

Even the chief justice of India, chief justices of 16 high courts, five law academies and 22 law universities extended suggestions, said the minister while speaking at the inaugural session of India’s Progressive path in the administration of criminal justice system.

He said demand of change of colonial era laws had been long standing.

We also contacted all MPs but only 142 including members from both the houses responded.

Similarly, suggestions were also sought from all MLAs nationwide but there were only 270 responses.

The new laws have been formulated following four year long deliberations and consideration rejecting allegations that there were no consultations.

As many as 58 meetings were chaired by the home minister, Amit Shah.

While stressing on the necessity to move on, he said, with changing times and new technologies, there must be improvements.

Citizens were not getting timely justice so we have included zero FIR, mercy petition, and gender neutrality. The system had issues and  which is why changes are being made, he added.

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