New criminal laws

The implementation of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam marks a transformative leap in India’s criminal justice system. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s assurance of delivering justice up to the Supreme Court level within three years of FIR registration is commendable.
These laws prioritize justice over penal action and include modern provisions like Zero FIR, online registration, and mandatory crime scene videography. Additionally, the emphasis on crimes against women and children, with expedited inquiry reports and stringent penalties, reflects a progressive and sensitive approach.
The promise of a 90 percent conviction rate and time-bound judicial processes heralds a hopeful reduction in crime and faster justice delivery. These reforms are a significant step towards ensuring a more efficient and transparent legal system in India.
Sahil Sharma