Concerns raised (again) over diversity, transparency of MHA-constituted Committee for Criminal Law Reforms [Read Letter]

A letter dated July 16 also urges the Committee to suspend its functioning as long as COVID-19 persists, while raising concern that the work contemplated by the Committee is "too serious" to be wrapped up in 6 months.
Concerns raised (again) over diversity, transparency of MHA-constituted Committee for Criminal Law Reforms [Read Letter]

Former judges, lawyers and academicians have written again to the Committee constituted by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to recommend criminal law reforms raising concerns about the diversity of its constitution and the manner of its functioning, more so in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The signatories to the letter raise alarm that the criminal law overhaul contemplated by the Committee is "too serious a matter to be wrapped up in all of six months with the method of time-bound questionnaires, the modus outlined in the public notice, and a five-member Committee."

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