Will three new laws expedite, streamline justice delivery system?

Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA), passed in Parliament last December and implemented across the country from July 1, 2024, replaces the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860, the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), 1973, and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 respectively.
A revolution in the justice system of India, with the arrival of three new criminal laws, the Bhartiya Nyaya Sanhita, the Bhartiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita, and the Bhartiya Sakshya Adhiniyam. These three new criminal laws come with various huge and small changes in the previously existing criminal provisions. These laws have been met with both appraisal and criticism, they demonstrate an important step ahead in the evolution of the legal system of India. Here are some views related to the issue:

Advocate Ranjit S. Jamwal
Three New Criminal Laws are welcome step by the government. With the passage of time, as our country is growing, there is increase in the incidents of cyber crime, terrorist activities, crime against women. The introduction of new laws is a great initiative. Legal fraternity welcomes this step and we appreciate it.

Advocate D S Saini
The government has only changed the sections. There are some minor amendments in three new laws. For now, it will take time for everyone to understand these laws. Law students have to go through all these laws and this sudden change they have to work hard. Overall, I don’t appreciate this step by the government.

Advocate Parveen Kapahi
Firstly I can’t even remember the names of the three new laws; they are so difficult to pronounce. If the Government wanted any amendment or change to be made, it could have been made in the old law only. Why did they need to do this? With the implementation of the new law, even judges, police and advocates are facing difficulties. New laws will have to be read due to which pending cases may get delayed further and I condemn this step by the government.

Advocate Dharamveer Singh
New laws are the same but the whole sequence has been shuffled. By doing this, there will be neither any change nor any progress because the procedure is same. All those law students who have just passed or those who are about to give the exam will not be asked this syllabus. This is injustice to them.

Advocate Pardeep Majotra
This is a welcome step. Earlier, there was delay in justice system due to many reasons. And, with the introduction of new laws, the justice has to be delivered in maximum three years. There is lot of pendency in all the courts and I am sure that with the introduction of these new laws, the cases will be decided within time bound limits. People should appreciate this. Many are against these laws, but if you ask me, I fully support the introduction of these laws.

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