Indian Criminal Law: Changing Paradigm

The Lok Sabha, on 20 December, passed three new bills, namely the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita and the Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill, that is, the BNS-2, the BNSS-2 and the BSB-2, which respectively seek to repeal and replace the Indian Penal Code, 1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.

The oft-quoted criticism of criminal justice system is that ‘the process is the punishment’. Various issues plague the Indian criminal justice system. This, in turn, has resulted in delayed investigation, pendency of cases, low conviction rates, and a violation of the rights of victims and accused.

Please click here to read the full article by Kumar Kislay and Vibhor Jain, published in Bar & Bench.