Legal luminaries split on new criminal laws

Advocate and Congress MP Manish Tewari termed the new criminal laws as being pernicious in nature and draconian in their implementation.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 02, 2024 | 12:45 PMUpdatedJul 02, 2024 | 12:45 PM

Criminal justice laws

The three new criminal laws evoked mixed reactions from legal luminaries, ranging from a “significant step” towards modernising criminal justice system to “draconian” and “cosmetic”. Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi said an opportunity to make genuine reforms has been wasted. Former Supreme Court Bar Association president Adish C Aggarwala termed them a significant step towards modernising the criminal justice delivery system.

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