CJI DY Chandrachud Highlights India’s Legal Evolution at Conference on Criminal Justice System

National Desk, 20th April: Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud recently addressed a conference on ‘India’s progressive path in the administration of the criminal justice system’ held in Delhi, shedding light on India’s evolving legal landscape.

During his speech, CJI Chandrachud expressed optimism regarding the recent enactment of three new criminal laws by Parliament: Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita, and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam.

Highlighting the significance of these new legislations, CJI Chandrachud remarked, “The enactment of three new criminal laws by the Parliament is a clear indicator that India is changing. India is on the move, and we do need new legal instruments to deal with the current challenges that we envisage for the future of our society.”

These laws signify a crucial step towards modernizing and strengthening India’s criminal justice system, addressing contemporary challenges, and safeguarding citizens’ rights and security.

The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita aims to enhance legal procedures and mechanisms for fair and efficient trials, while the Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita focuses on bolstering citizen safety and security measures. Additionally, the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam is designed to promote education and awareness about legal rights and responsibilities.

Emphasizing the transformative impact of these laws, CJI Chandrachud stated, “India is set for a significant overhaul of the criminal justice system with newly enacted laws.” His remarks underscore the nation’s commitment to advancing its legal framework to meet the evolving needs of society.

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