News & Media 1st Jul 2024

New criminal laws prioritise victims, upgrade definitions of crime, push for digitising criminal justice system

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Mumtaz Bhalla Partner | New Delhi | Noida

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The new laws provide greater focus on crimes against women and children, specific laws for financial and cyber-crimes, a longer process to file an FIR, greater emphasis on victim rights, speedier trials, and introduction of new offences like hate speech and terrorism.

The three new criminal laws, which came into effect on July 1, are an attempt to mark a significant shift from the old criminal laws. The new laws are more victim centric and upgrade the definition of crime to catch up with technological advancements.

S N Thyagrajan from Moneycontrol writes on, “New criminal laws prioritise victims, upgrade definitions of crime, push for digitising criminal justice system” with expert comments from our Partner, Mumtaz Bhalla.

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