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Government tables 6 bills in Lok Sabha and passes 3, without opposition | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Undeterred by empty opposition benches, the government on Tuesday tabled six bills in the Lok Sabha, passed three and debated three others till late in the evening after the lower House resumed business post-lunch at 2 pm.
After repeated adjournments in the morning session over opposition protests leading to suspension of more MPs, the House passed the NCT of Delhi Laws (special provision) Amendment Bill; Central GST Amendment bill, for capping the age of president and members of the GST Appellate Tribunal, and the Provisional Collection of Taxes Bill.
Later, home minister Amit Shah tabled the Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita, Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita and Bharatiya Sakshya Bills for discussion and passing. The three bills are to replace the British era Criminal Procedure Act (CrPC), Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Evidence Act, respectively.
The debate on the three bills continued late in the evening with members mostly from BJP, BJD and Shiv Sena participating in the discussions supporting the bills.
At 8 pm, the House sitting was extended for another hour to allow more members to speak on the BNSS, BNS and Bhartiya Sakshya bills while voting and response from the home minister has been scheduled for Wednesday, after which they will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha for passing.
While speaking on the three bills, BJP MP and former law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the three bills are meant to give justice to people and have been appropriately named so as to differentiate them from the colonial era laws that were meant to punish citizens.
He said the IPC came into force just after the Mutiny of 1857 and was only designed to punish citizens of this country. This was also the period when the British Crown took control of the administration of the country from the East India Company, he said. He took a swipe at the Congress regime that forgot colonial history while writing ‘Discovery of India’, he said.


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