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Update : Laws on Mob Lynching in India

To curb the rising menace of mob lynching in Uttar Pradesh, the UP Law Commission has submitted the draft of a Bill to punish the perpetrators of the mob lynching incidents. In a submission by the Commission chairman Justice (retired), A.N. Mittal, the UP Law Commission has taken cognizance of the increasing number of mob ..

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SC approves Centre’s Witness Protection Scheme

Supreme Court has approved Witness Protection Scheme 2018 and directed Union and State Governments to enforce the same.  This scheme was framed by Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in response to PIL seeking protection for witnesses. Key Facts The apex court held that scheme will become law under Article 141/142 of Constitution till enactment ..

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Government forms GoM and Committee to frame law against lynching

Union Government has created Group of Ministers (GoM) and high-level committee to deliberate and make recommendations for a separate penal provision on incidents of mob violence. The GoM will be headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, whereas committee will be headed by Uion Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba. Gauba committee It will include secretaries of ..

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Rajasthan passes bill for death penalty for child rape of girls below 12

Rajasthan Assembly has passed Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2018 by voice vote to amend Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860 to add provisions providing for death penalty for those convicted of raping girls of 12 years and below. The bill will become a law after it gets Presidential assent. With this, Rajasthan became second state ..

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Cabinet approves umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces

The Cabinet Committee of Security (CCS) has approved implementation of umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF) for years 2017 to 2020 to strengthen country’s law and order mechanism, modernise police forces and effectively fight against terrorism. It is biggest ever internal security scheme in country. It has financial outlay of Rs.25,060 crore out ..

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