The Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday passed the Shakti Criminal Laws (Maharashtra Amendment) Act consistently.
With the section of the Bill, it turned into the second state in India later Andhra Pradesh to support capital punishment for terrible offenses of assault and assault.
The Assembly has made changes to the laws on assault, rape, gang assaults, acid attacks under the Indian Penal Code, arrangements of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act just as changes in significant structures of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Provisions for “false” information and “implied consent”:
The Bill likewise makes layout for making a “false complaint” or gives fake data in regard of offense submitted expressing that any individual who does that “exclusively with the expectation to embarrass, blackmail or undermine or slander or badger”.
For this, the panel has proposed detainment for at least three years and as long as three years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh.
Prior, the arrangement was basic detainment as long as one year and a fine, which was not pinpointed.
The Bill proposes an extra law to manage the maltreatment of ladies via web-based media. Section 354E is added to incorporate purposeful demonstrations making “a feeling of risk, terrorizing, and dread to a lady” aside from offending her unobtrusiveness by any demonstration, deed, or words including hostile correspondence will be an offense with detainment and fine.
Any Opposition against this amendment in the law?
At the point when the Bill was presented last year, 92 signatories including noticeable legal advisors, child freedoms, and ladies’ groups, wrote to the Chief Minister restricting the proposed changes.
It was offered that the advancement of discipline to death punishment can be counter-useful. It said that by and large where the culprits are relatives or known to the losses including youngsters, it would be hard to track down to help move toward specialists prompting unreported cases.
It was additionally presented that it would threaten the lives of victims since the penalty for homicide and assault could both draw in death punishment.
They had recommended rather that there might be powerful execution of existing laws to make reaching to equity more straightforward for victims.
Resigned Bombay High Court judge Justice B.G Kolse-Patil called the Shakti Act ‘draconian’, expressing that the law can be abused to dole out political retributions.
He additionally said that when worldwide death penalties are being discarded, there is a requirement for a reexamining for death punishment as discipline.