IEP Chandigarh, August 22
In a significant step towards modernizing the Indian legal framework, Union Law and Justice Minister Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal informed that the Central Government is vigorously undertaking the revision of key colonial-era legislations, including the Indian Penal Code 1860, Criminal Procedure Code 1898, and Indian Evidence Act 1872.
Union Minister Meghwal was addressing the Ministers, MLAs, high-ranking officials and legal fraternity while paying a courtesy call on Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal.
Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal warmly welcomed Union Minister at the Sant Kabir Kutir and provided insights into various state government schemes and initiatives. Expressing a long-standing relationship with Mr. Manohar Lal, the Union Minister praised the Chief Minister’s efforts towards the holistic development of Haryana.
The Union Law Minister commended the rapid pace at which the Central Government is working to amend colonial-era laws. He said that the process of removing archaic terminology and concepts deeply entrenched in these statutes was a formidable task. He also highlighted the critical role played by Union Home Minister Sh. Amit Shah in spearheading this transformative legislative effort, aligned with Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi’s directive. After extensive analysis, it was found that these laws are related to the Irish system and it is necessary to adapt them to today’s situation.
It is worth mentioning that for the first time in 2019, Prime Minister Sh Narender Modi put forward the idea that all the laws made since the time of the British should be reviewed. These laws should be changed keeping in view the need of the hour in the interest of society. In the first year of Azadi ka Amritkal, the central government is rapidly moving forward to eradicate these traces of slavery and soon new reformative laws will be implemented.
The Union Minister also had a direct dialogue with the present high-ranking officials and legal fraternity regarding the amendment in laws.
Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala, Urban Local Bodies Minister Dr. Kamal Gupta, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Mr. Jai Prakash Dalal, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda, Minister of State Mr. Sandeep Singh, MLA Mr. Subhash Sudha, Chief Secretary Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sh D S Dhesi, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Dr. Amit Agrawal and other officers were also present.