On the eve of its implementation, Asaduddin Owaisi reiterated his opposition to the new criminal laws. Latest News India


On the eve of three new criminal laws coming into effect across the country, replacing their British-era counterparts, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday accused the government of going to the trouble with the new legislation. Doing 'nothing' to solve 'big problems'. .

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi (ANI)

Take2X (formerly Twitter), the Hyderabad MP, shared a video of his Lok Sabha speech in December last year, in which he presented the points on which he opposed the three new laws.

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“Three new #criminallaws will come into effect tomorrow. Despite major problems in their implementation, the government has done nothing to address them. These were the points I raised to oppose their introduction,” Owaisi posted on the social media platform.

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The four-term Lok Sabha member's address was about how, according to him, the provisions under the legislation are a 'threat to the civil liberties and rights of the people'.

“It gives the police broad powers to take action against anyone,” he had said.

For example, Owaisi, in his address on 20 December 2023, referred to the introduction of sedition in a 'different avatar' and how the punishment for the offense was proposed to be increased from three years to seven years. was

“These laws will be a threat to the country's Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis. Owaisi had claimed that 30 percent of prisoners across the country and 33 percent of prisoners in Uttar Pradesh alone are Muslims.

His demand also included making rape 'gender neutral'.

Bharatiya New Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Citizen Protection Sanhita (BNSS) and Bharatiya Sakshya Act (BSA) will replace Indian Penal Code (IPC), Penal Code and Evidence Act respectively.

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