Centre ramps up awareness drive on new crime laws

New Delhi: On a drive to generate awareness about three new criminal laws coming into effect on July 1, Union law ministry has organised a conference in Kolkata on Sunday, followed by two more in Chennai and Mumbai this month.
Kolkata meeting, third in the series, will be attended by Justice TS Sivagnanam and Calcutta HC chief justice, and addressed by law minister Arjun Ram Meghwal.
The ministry has already conducted seminars in Delhi and Guwahati on Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam to raise awareness among stakeholders, legal fraternity, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, district administration officials, academia, students, and citizens. The three new laws will replace IPC, CrPC, and Indian Evidence Act, respectively.
Officials from different states, law enforcement agencies, judges, and law colleges are involved in this drive.
Delegates, including judges and ex-judges from various HCs and lower courts, advocates, academicians, representatives of law enforcement agencies such as police from West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, UP, Jharkhand, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands will attend the Kolkata meeting.
Officers from investigative agencies, public prosecutors, district administration officials, law students from NLUs, and other law colleges will participate in the event. Technical sessions of the seminar will feature in-depth discussions focused on adopting a comparative approach to assess the implementation of all three new laws.


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