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New code will entrench prejudices in the police

The proposed penal code entrenches the status quo of colonial and casteist policing

Everyday policing in India is primarily driven by petty offences. (PTI)
Published on Nov 24, 2023 08:00 AM IST

MHA to now review other pre-Independence acts

The acts being reviewed include the Passport Act, 1920; the Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939; the Foreigners Act, 1946 and others.

A timeline for amending these acts has not been decided but officials said such reviews are part of a continuous process (AP)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 04:58 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

Over three bills: Opposition MPs set to give dissent notes on report

Opposition leaders oppose haste in adopting report, suggest more time for review.

Two prominent Opposition members -- former Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram and Trinamool Congress’s Rajya Sabha floor leader Derek O’Brien -- have written to Lal, opposing any haste in adopting the report (AP)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 04:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Chandigarh: Ahead of festive season, 123 snatchers on police radar

Chandigarh Police turn to CrPC provisions to initiate preventive action against snatchers who tend to target shoppers in crowded markets during festive season

Chandigarh Police have initiated prevention action against a total of 123 snatchers, 72 of them repeat offenders — those booked for the same offence more than two times. (HT)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 08:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Section 144 imposed in Karnataka ahead of bandh over Cauvery row

Bengaluru police have imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure ahead of a bandh called by pro-Kannada groups protesting over the Cauvery water issue. The prohibitory orders will be enforced for 24 hours, starting midnight on Thursday. Police have also deployed 80,000 personnel across Karnataka to ensure security and have warned of strict action against anyone disrupting law and order during the bandh. The deputy chief minister and BJP have pledged their support for the bandh, while the film industry has also lent its support. The CWMA is scheduled to meet on Friday to assess the water situation.

A view of closed shops in the KR Market amid the 'Bengaluru bandh' called by the Kannada activists and farmers over the release of Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu, in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 07:46 AM IST
By, Bengaluru
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