On the basis of the feedback received from the Standing Committee, the Government of India withdrew the three new criminal law bills which it had introduced in Parliament.

This is good news because the three new criminal law bills seemed to have been drawn up in haste.They continued the structure and the system of the current criminal law acts with some significant changes.

The changes designed into the new criminal law bills would not have overhauled the criminal justice system and thus it would have been a missed opportunity in case they had been passed by Parliament.

By aor.sanjivnarang@gmail.com

Sanjiv Narang Adv. is an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India. His qualifications include an LLB from University of Delhi and a Masters degree in Personnel Management from Panjab University,Chandigarh.In his more than 3 decades of experience, he has practiced law at the District, High Court and Supreme Court levels.He also has more than a decade of experience in the field of Management. He is the author of two books namely Laws for Women in India and Innovation, Why What and How.