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Snapshot of the day
December 20, 2023
In a house from which most opposition members have been suspended, the government pushed ahead and passed three revised bills that replace and supposedly ‘Indianise’ the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and Indian Evidence Act. The Telecommunications Bill, 2023, was also passed by voice vote. The three criminal law bills give the government ‘permanent, extra-constitutional emergency
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